Roz Chast, 40th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Roz Chast


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Ted Constant Convocation Center

Author/Artist Bio

President's Lecture Series speaker Roz Chast is the author of Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014), the first graphic novel in National Book Critics Circle Award history to receive the prize for autobiography. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was also a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year and National Book Award Finalist. Roz Chast is the author of more than a dozen other books for adults as well as numerous books for children. She collaborated with humorist Steve Martin on The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!. Her latest book, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, comes out in October 2017. When she was 24, The New Yorker added her to their roster of forty artists under contract, and the publication has published her work continuously ever since. She lives in Connecticut with her family and several parrots.


Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m

John McManus, Co-Director of the Festival, introduced English Professor & Eminent Scholar Dana Heller who introduced Roz Chast.

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