113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Conversation with Paul Collins, The Literary Detective: Brevity, Clarity, and Narrative Nonfiction

Presiding Officer: 
Jeremiah Axelrod, Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College

Paul Collins, Portland State University English Professor and Chair, is an author specializing in science writing, magazine writing, history and memoir; his nine books have appeared in ten languages. In addition to appearing regularly on NPR's Weekend Edition as their “literary detective” on odd and forgotten old books, he edits the Collins Library imprint of McSweeney's Books, and is the recipient of an Oregon Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His recent freelance work includes articles for The New York Times, Slate, and New Scientist.

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session