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The Writers House

October 7: Nick Flynn

4:00pm EDT October 7, 2014

Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. He is a poet, playwright, and has published three memoirs. His most recent book, The Reenactments, chronicles his experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir and starring Robert De Niro. 4 pm.

Nick Flynn’s most recent book, The Reenactments, which Kirkus calls “a truly insightful, original work,” completes a trilogy begun with Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004). His previous book, The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), was a collection of poems linked to the second book of the trilogy, The Ticking is the Bomb (2010), which the Los Angeles Times called a “disquieting masterpiece.” Another Bullshit Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina, has been translated into fifteen languages, and made into the movie Being Flynn, starring Robert Di Nero.

He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008), as well as two other books of poetry, Some Ether (2000), and Blind Huber (2002), for which he received fellowships from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review. He is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston.

Last modified on Sep. 24th, 2014 at 2:05pm by Danielle Jones-Pruett.
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