Adam Haslett

Award-winning short story author and novelist, notable for his fictionalized account of the financial crisis

  • About Adam Haslett

    Adam Haslett is the author of Union Atlantic and You Are Not a Stranger Here, a short story collection that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and which won the PEN/Winship Award. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe NationZoetrope, and Best American Short Stories as well as National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Yale Law School and has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Michener/Copernicus Society of America.

    A sought-after and engaging speaker, Haslett has spoken at a number of prominent universities including Harvard, American University, and George Mason University. In 2009, Haslett joined novelist Jonathan Franzen at the University of Tübingen in Germany (22,000 students) for a multidate engagement in which the two authors presented various lectures and programs. Haslett’s informed lectures cover a range of topics, from the core concepts of fiction writing to legal issues surrounding the financial crisis of 2008. Haslett delivers a contagious enthusiasm for fiction writing and a keen perspective on the financial crisis.

  • Speaking Topics

    Making Sense of the Financial Collapse and the New Economic Order

    Class Issues in America

    How Did It Get This Bad? The State of the American Political Process

    Reading versus Writing: The Different Experiences of Fiction as an Author and a Reader

    Why Romanticism Still Matters

    An Evening with Adam Haslett

    Categories: Politics
  • Praise for Adam Haslett

    Praise for Union Atlantic

    It’s remarkable how successfully Union Atlantic continues the nuance of Haslett’s earlier [work].... Swiftly and confidently, Haslett unwinds the ball of yarn that is the global financial crisis to reveal its core.

    The New York Times Book Review

    Adam Haslett may be our F. Scott Fitzgerald...A profound, strikingly intelligent story.

    The Washington Post Book World
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