The University of Iowa

Vivian Gornick reading

Vivian Gornick
Archive Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013

Vivian Gornick reads from a selection of her work in a special event co sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program. Gornick is the author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments and several essay collections. Her collection, The End of the Novel of Love was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.

"[Gornick] is fearless.... Reading her essays, one is reassured that the conversation between life and literature is mutually sustaining as well as mutually corrective." —Elizabeth Frank, New York Times Book Review. Her most recent book is a biography called Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life. She lives in New York City, and teaches at the New School.


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