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Adam Haslett  

Award-winning Short story Author and Novelist, Notable for his Fictionalized Account of the Financial Crisis

Adam Haslett is the author of "Union Atlantic," and "You Are Not A Stranger Here," a short story collection, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and won the PEN/Winship Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Zoetrope, and Best American Short Stories as well as National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Yale Law School and has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Michener/Copernicus Society of America.

A sought-after and engaging speaker, Haslett has spoken at a number of highly regarded universities including Harvard University, American University, and George Mason University among many others. In December 2009, Haslett joined Jonathan Franzen at the University of Tübingen in Germany for a multi-date engagement where the two authors educated the University’s 22,000 students with various lectures and programs. Haslett’s informed lectures cover a range of topics from the core concepts of fiction writing to legal issues surrounding the financial crisis. Haslett delivers a contagious enthusiasm for fiction writing and a keen perspective on the financial crisis.

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Making Sense of the Financial Collapse and the New Economic Order

Class Issues in America

How Did it Get This Bad? The State of the American Political Process

Reading versus Writing: The Different Experiences of Fiction as an Author and a Reader

Why Romanticism Still Matters

An Evening with Adam Haslett

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