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Best-selling author David Shields on campus March 29 & 31

The New York Times best-selling author David Shields.

The New York Times best-selling author David Shields will speak about his latest book, as well as talk about a film based on his work and directed by James Franco in two separate events March 29 and March 31 on the campus of Furman University.

David Shields

Shields will read from his book, Other People: Takes and Mistakes, Wednesday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in Furman Hall 214 (McEachern Lecture Hall).

Shields will also talk about the film, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, which is based on Shields’ same-titled book and is directed by filmmaker and Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco. The film talk takes place Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theater.

Both events are free and open to the public and are presented by the Department of English, Department of Communication Studies, Film Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, the A.S. Reid Lectureship, and the Humanities Development Fund.

Shields is the internationally best-selling author of 20 books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than 30 publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times best-seller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Other People: Takes and Mistakes (Knopf, 2017).

James Franco’s film adaptation of I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (Knopf Doubleday, 2015) was released in 2017.

The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into 20 languages.

For more information about the events, contact Nick Radel in the Department of English, nick.radel@furman.edu, 864-294-2795. Or contact the News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

 

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