Another Look, a book club founded by the English Department to discuss books deemed to have not yet received their time in the spotlight, took on Philip Roth’s ‘The Ghost Writer’ on Tuesday night.
Formed last year, the Another Look book club is already drawing members from outside the Stanford community with its discussion of obscure works of literature.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor of English, recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The work focuses on a fictional character who initially works for and then falls victim to the North Korean state, and it was described as “an exquisitely crafted novel” by the Pulitzer committee. The Daily sat down with Johnson to discuss his work at Stanford, his novel and the experience of winning a Pulitzer Prize.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stanford’s Creative Writing Program and the 67th anniversary of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the second-oldest fellowship of its kind in the country.
It takes a bit of star power for any lecturer to fill Cemex Auditorium on a school night — but the New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett spoke to a full house on Monday evening. She was introduced by Professor Tobias Wolff, who fondly recalled a 20-something Patchett just embarking on her literary career.