Writers on Writing: Michael Nava

Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
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Michael Nava reads from and discusses his fiction work. His latest book is Street People: A Novella (Korima Press, 2017). "Nava writes an excellent mystery featuring crisp dialogue, diabolical suspense and a subtle wit, but it's his unflinching look at what it's like to be an openly gay man today that makes this series special." -- Booklist. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 211
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Michael Nava

Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of seven crime novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. The Rios novels won six Lambda Literary awards and Nava was dubbed “one of our best” by The New York Times. In 2001 he won the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award in LGBT literature. A native Californian and the grandson of Mexican immigrants, he divides his time between San Francisco and Palm Springs. Nava has also had a distinguished legal career, having earned his law degree from Stanford University. He retired from the law in July 2016.

Writers on Writing

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public this spring. Taught by Dodie Bellamy, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.


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