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Walter Kirn to read from work-in-progress

The University of Chicago Chronicle reports that Walter Kirn, this year’s Robert Vare nonfiction writer-in-residence, will read from his unfinished book Lost in the Meritocracy at at 5 pm, Tuesday, October 28 in Classics 110. The article quotes Kirn:

“There have been books about feeling out of place at institutions, at churches, books about immigrants struggling in a new culture,” said Kirn, “but not, to my mind, a book about falling out of place at these fancy universities. It seems to be one of the last great mythical realms in which we don’t want to hear bad news.”

After reading from a chapter of the book, Kirn will take questions. Find out more about the Robert Vare writer-in residence program here. Read the full Chronicle article here.

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