Live from Prairie Lights: Eileen Pollack

October 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Prairie Lights Books

The Iowa City Book Festival Presents Eileen Pollack, who will read from her new novel based loosely on Unabomber Ted Kaczinski, The Professor of Immortality.

"A Perfect Life probes how we live in the face of uncertainty and the ways risk can both disable and empower us. In her latest novel, Eileen Pollack has crafted a tender exploration of family love that is as smart and thought-provoking as it is moving." —Celeste Ng

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Pollack is the author of the novels The Bible of Dirty Jokes and A Perfect Life. Her essay “Pigeons” was selected by Cheryl Strayed for the 2013 edition of  Best American Essays. A longtime faculty member and former director of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, Pollack now lives and works in Manhattan.

The Iowa City Book Festival will take place at various venues in Iowa City and Coralville from Sept, 30 through Oct. 6. For a full schedule of events, visit the Iowa City Book Festival website.