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Daum will be on campus Oct. 24 and 25 as The Writers House writer-in-residence for fall semester. In addition to her reading, she will meet with students for classes and writing workshops.
Daum is on the adjunct faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2015 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction.
In addition to “The Unspeakable,” she ahs penned the essay collection “My Misspent Youth,” the novel “The Quality of Life Report” and the memoir “Life Would be Perfect if I Lived in That House.”
For more than a decade, Daum was an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times, covering cultural and political topics. She has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and Vogue, and now writes the “Egos” column in The New York Times Book Review, reviewing new memoirs.
The Writers House at Merrimack College is dedicated to creative writing, reading and thinking, and is a resource for students, faculty, alumni and the wider community. The Writer-in-Residence program is made possible through support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.