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Chris Kraus

A reading and discussion with Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick and After Kathy Acker

Join the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV for a discussion with novelist, critic, and editor Chris Kraus. Her newest book, After Kathy Acker, is the first official biography of punk poet and postmodern novelist Kathy Acker—who, twenty years after her death, is remembered for her intoxicating and transgressive literary experiments. A reading with Kraus will be followed by a conversation with Black Mountain Institute executive director Joshua Wolf Shenk. 

Seating for this event will be limited. Admission is free, but we ask that you RSVP at the following link.

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels and two books of art and cultural criticism.  Her first novel, I Love Dick, has been adapted for television. Kraus’ most recent book is After Kathy Acker, a literary biography.  Her writing has been published in The Believer, Granta, The New York Times, The Guardian, and other publications.  She is a co-editor of the independent press Semiotext(e) and lives in LA.

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