The Lee Child Seminars: Seminar One > TEXT

DEC 03, 2018 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM

Lee Child



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


8201.01: President's Large Conf Rm


December 03, 2018: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM




Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation



The Lee Child Seminars:

The Graduate Center, CUNY hosts Lee Child, the author of twenty-four novels and numerous short stories and one of the world's bestselling fiction writers, in a series of discussions ranging across a number of literary and social issues but revolving around his life and work. The three seminars will consider theory and practice under the headings of Text, Screen and Crime, and in view of Lee Child's attendance the underlying premise will be that "the death of the author" has been greatly exaggerated. Participants will be free to take the conversation with Lee Child in any direction they choose. Seating for each evening is limited. Register early.

Seminar One > TEXT

The starting point is origins: where Lee Child began, how he begins, and where stories come from. We will consider production - beginnings and endings and how you get from one to the other - but also consumption: the relationship between writer and reader.

Lee Child with seminar moderator Professor Heather Martin, authorized biographer.

Image courtesy of The Official Website of Lee Child and Jack Reacher.