Andrew Sean Greer

Spring 2014

Lurie Visiting Author


Andrew Sean Greer is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, and numerous nonfiction pieces, including The Path of Minor Planets, which The San Francisco Chronicle listed the book as one of the five most important literary events of the year; The Confessions of Max Tivoli in 2004, which John Updike called “enchanting, in the perfumed, dandified style of disenchantment brought to grandeur by Proust and Nabokov”; and The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Greer’s fifth book and fourth novel, which further develops the themes of love and time by presenting his main character with three versions of her life. He has taught at a number of universities, including Freie Universitat in Berlin and the Iowa Writers Workshop. Greer has been a Visiting Writer for the French Cultural Ministry, a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori for a work translated into Italian, an NEA Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the PEN O’Henry Short Story Prize, the California Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband in a house adjoining that of his twin brother.

March 18, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, MLK 225/229

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.