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FIU’s long-time Writer-in-Residence Dan Wakefield has “splendidly assembled and edited” (New York Times) the letters of Kurt Vonnegut. The book is just out from Delacorte Press. A starred review in Publishers Weekly says of Kurt Vonnegut: The Letters, “Fans will find the collection as spellbinding as Vonnegut’s best novels, and casual readers will discover letters as splendid in their own way as those of Keats.”

Dan’s many fans in South Florida will be welcoming him back to Miami in November when he’ll appear at Miami Book Fair International. Dan was Writer-in-Residence in the FIU Creative Writing Program from 1994-2010, and received the university’s Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award. He teaches in the Low Residency MFA in Writing Program at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. and leads workshops in “Spiritual Autobiography” and “Creating from the Spirit” all around the U.S.