Every Fall Since 1993

Andrew Sean Greer

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Sean Greer
Photo Credit: Kaliel Roberts

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Andrew Sean Greer returns to Literary Sojourn as our Master of Ceremonies. Greer won the 2018 Pulitzer for Less, his hilarious story of a struggling novelist who travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding. The author of five novels and a story collection, Greer juxtaposes ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. He is the bestselling author of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, which The New York Times calls “Elegiac in tone…as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch,” and The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times calls an “inspired, lyrical novel” that is “wondrously unsettling…a timeless story of conflicting loyalties.” His novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli was named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. In The New Yorker John Updike hailed Greer’s astonishing story of reverse aging “enchanting, in the perfumed, dandified style of disenchantment brought to grandeur by Proust and Nabokov.” Greer has been a judge for the National Book Award, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a visiting writer for the French Cultural ministry, and the winner of a PEN O’Henry Short Story Prize and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. The son of two scientists, Andrew Sean Greer gained notoriety for an exceptionally crafty writing style that the Los Angeles Times calls “elegant sleight of hand,” and the Miami Herald calls “prodigious talent.”

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