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A Reading by Author Russ Rymer

  • 3/31/2014 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room
  • Event Type: Reading

A Reading by Author Russ RymerAuthor and journalist Russ Rymer will read selections from his recent work.

Rymer has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Harper's, Smithsonian, Vogue, and Los Angeles Magazine, among others.

His recently published (2013) third book, his first novel, is Paris Twilight.

Rymer's first book, Genie, a Scientific Tragedy, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Whiting Writers' Award winner, was published in 1993.  Rymer's second book was American Beach (1998) about Florida's American Beach community.

Rymer is currently a visiting writer in the Bowdoin College English Department.

He has been the Joan Leiman Jacobson Non-Fiction Writer in Residence at Smith College, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, a lecturer in Writing and Humanistic Studies and at the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT, a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, an instructor at the California Institute of Technology, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.

Rymer was appointed as a Guggenheim Fellow in 2002 and awarded the Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine reporting from abroad by the Overseas Press Club in 2013.