Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7pm, Music Building, $20
i c h a e l u n n i n g h a m
with Leonard Lopate
is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novels The Hours, A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, Specimen Days, By Nightfall, and, most recently, The Snow Queen. Michiko Kakutani, writing in The New York Times, has said of The Snow Queen: “Michael Cunningham’s resonant new novel…is arguably [his] most original and emotionally piercing book to date…. Intimate… Impressionistic… Potent.” Booklist has said of The Snow Queen: “Tender, funny, and sorrowful, Cunningham’s beautiful novel is…radiant and shimmering… Illuminating.” The Washington Post has said: “…that voice, Cunningham’s inimitable style, is the real miracle of The Snow Queen. Sentence by sentence…he moves across the surface of these pages like some suave, literary god.” The Detroit Free Press has said: “Cunningham writes beautifully about relationships, living and dying, and love….it’s hard not to audibly gasp with both pleasure and shock.” The Daily Beast has said: “Michael Cunningham writes some of the most beautiful prose in contemporary American fiction.” Kirkus has described the work of Mr. Cunningham as “one of the most important literary achievements of the new century.” The Los Angeles Times has described Mr. Cunningham as “one of our very best writers.”
In addition to reading from his work, Michael Cunningham will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Michael Cunningham: Richard Phibbs