Dan Gilbert: Writing Books for Readers Beyond Academe – The Writer’s Perspective

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«Harvard University - Faculty Development & Diversity.

»In the world of writing and publishing, "academic" is too often shorthand for -- as one editor puts it -- "lifeless prose, cumbersome to read, filled with unnecessary complication, often disdainful and stridently obscure in style and tone."

»This session is intended for faculty members who aspire to write for the general educated reader, and those seeking advice on how to engage trade publishers and agents. Come converse with industry professionals and learn from the experience of members of the Harvard faculty who have succeeded as trade book authors.

»Dan Gilbert

»Daniel Gilbert is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research investigates how and how well people can think about the future. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, which won the Royal Society's prize for best general science book of the year. He is also the co-writer and host of the award-winning PBS television series, This Emotional Life