Adam Levin, author of the critically acclaimed novel “The Instructions,” will speak at SUNY Canton Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theatre. He will be presenting the final installment of the fall semester’s Living Writers Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Levin will be reading from his latest work “Hot Pink,” which is a collection of short stories that was published earlier this year. He will also answer questions and be available for book signings.
“SUNY Canton students have been fortunate to be able to meet and learn from some of the most talented writers today—like Adam Levin—thanks to the Living Writers Course that was created by Assistant Professor Phil LaMarche,” said School of Business and Liberal Arts Interim Dean Maureen P. Maiocco.
Levin is most noted for his dark and witty short work. Some reviewers have compared his writing to that of late literary great David Foster Wallace.
“Levin’s stories feel like crazed impersonations of bullies, sadists, and Chicagoland tough guys,” LaMarche said. “His prose rings true to their voices, gallivanting across the page with genius, bravery, and utter hilarity.”
Levin resides in Chicago, where he teaches writing at Columbia College and The School of the Art Institute.
Fall 2012 is the first semester that the Living Writers Course has been offered. Students enrolled in the class read the books by authors scheduled to visit the College. Authors Mary Karr and Daniel Torday were previous guest speakers.