Department of English Literature Public Reading

Our newly-appointed Professor of Creative Writing Patrick Flanery will read on campus next week. The event will take place in HUMSS G27 at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 2nd December and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Patrick Flanery is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Absolution (2012) and Fallen Land (2013), which have been translated into eleven languages and shortlisted for a number of prizes in America, Britain, and France. Absolution was most recently shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize; it won the Spear’s/Laurent Perrier Best First Book Award in 2012.

Patrick Flanery publication Absolution

Flanery holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Doctorate in Twentieth-Century English Literature from the University of Oxford. He has been a residential fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Italy.

Before moving to Britain in 2001 Flanery worked for three years in the film industry in New York, first as a script analyst for Columbia Tri-Star Pictures and later as a book scout for a film production company. He has written for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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