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Tom Lutz

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA (map)

A reading and book signing with Tom Lutz, the founder and editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and the author of And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit.

Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Lutz’s journeys span China, Bali, Peru, and Nicaragua—to name just a few—and include encounters with reed dancers, bankers, and preachers. Throughout, Lutz maintains his commitment to the sublime and the ridiculous. 

Tom Lutz is is the founder and editor in chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His previous books have been translated into twelve languages, and include Doing Nothing, Crying, Cosmopolitan Vistas, and American Nervousness, 1903. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals, and he has taught at Stanford University, University of Iowa, CalArts, and University of Copenhagen. He currently teaches at UC Riverside. 

He will be appearing the next day for a Craft Talk on Publishing at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. The Talk is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please follow this link to register.

Earlier Event: December 3
Local Author Showcase
Later Event: December 8
The Bourbon Book Club