Luke Menand: 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.

»Louis 'Luke' Menand

»Louis Menand is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. He works on 19th and 20th century cultural history. He is the author of The Metaphysical Club, a New York Times bestseller, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in History. He has written for The New Yorker for more than twenty years. He is the author most recently of The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University