Winter With the Writers

Chris Bachelder

2016 National Book Awards Finalist with his fourth novel The Throwback Special.

Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing

Event Details

Thanks to a new partnership with the National Book Foundation (NBF), Winter With the Writers will host 2016 National Book Award Finalist Chris Bachelder on February 22-23, 2017.

Rollins College Partners with the National Book Awards 

Video: 2016 National Book Award Finalist Reading

Event Preview

Martin Cardenas previews Bachelder's visit.
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Event Recap

Kate Stefanski recaps Bachelder's visit.
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February 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Winter With the Writers and Functionally Literate present
Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
A Well-Read Nation: Literature and Community
Lowndes Shakespeare Theater: 812 E. Rollins Street Orlando, Florida 32803

Lisa Lucus

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Publisher of Guernica, a non-profit online magazine focusing on writing that explores the intersection of arts and politics with an international and diverse focus. She has also served as Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute, on the development team at Steppenwold Theatre Company, and as a consultant for the Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and ReelWorks Teen Filmmaking. Lucas also servces on the literary council of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Find her on Twitter at @likaluca.

February 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Chris Bachelder: Master Class
SunTrust Auditorium

February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Chris Bachelder and Jay Hopler: Joint Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing
Bush Auditorium


Speaker Bio

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Chris Bachelder is the author of the novels Bear v. Shark, U.S.!, Abbott Awaits, and most recently, The Throwback Special, which was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in fiction and the winner of The Paris Review's Terry Southern Prize for humor. His novels have been translated into five languages, and his short fiction and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, The New York Times, Harper's, The Oxford American, The Massachusetts Review, Subtropics, and other magazines and anthologies. Bachelder received his MFA in writing from the University of Florida, and he taught fiction writing at New Mexico State, Colorado College, the University of Massachusetts, and since 2011, at the University of Cincinnati. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Cincinnati.