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Mark Danielewski

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
January 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

Mark Z. Danielewski will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23. The talk is free and open to the public. Danielewski was born in New York City and lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling novel House of Leaves, National Book Award finalist Only Revolutions, and the novella The Fifty Year Sword, which was performed on Halloween three years in a row at REDCAT.

Danielewski’s books have been translated into multiple languages. His work has been the focus of university classes and literary events, including the Knowlton School’s Spring 2019 Baumer Memorial Seminar. In 2015, Danielewski's THROWN, a reflection on Matthew Barney's CREMASTER 2, was displayed at the Guggenheim Museum during its Storylines exhibition.

Between 2015-2017, Pantheon released five volumes of The Familiar, each an 880-page installment about a 12-year-old girl who finds a kitten and sets off a chain reaction with global consequences. With the release of the series, the New York Times declared Danielewski "America's foremost literary Magus."