2013 SEASON AT A GLANCE
A celebration of the literary and performing arts featuring acclaimed authors, actors, illustrators, musicians, and more.
31 Distinguished Writers: Margaret Atwood, 7:30 p.m.
Margaret Atwood is a giant of modern literature—an internationally celebrated novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is the rare writer whose work is adored by the public, acclaimed by the critics, and read widely on university campuses. Atwood will discuss her accomplished body of work and her creative process. In conjunction with the DMA’s exhibition The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, she will also speak on the influence of Greek myth and art on her own work.
4 Distinguished Writers: Revolution! Joseph J. Ellis and Tom Reiss, 7:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author and historian Joseph J. Ellis is one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American History. His books include Founding Brothers, American Sphinx, and his forthcoming book Revolutionary Summer, chronicling the most dramatic few months in the story of our country’s founding. Tom Reiss is a journalist and author of the critically acclaimed biography The Orientalist and The Black Count, which tells the remarkable true story of General Alex Dumas, the father of novelist Alexandre Dumas, and the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. In April, The Black Count won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
One of the world's most beloved storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the author of numerous award-winning books, including American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, and The Graveyard Book. He is also the creator of the cult DC comics series Sandman. At this event, he will discuss his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. A clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman's most accomplished work to date. Don't miss the opportunity to hear him in his final U.S. book tour.
Arts & Letters Live is presented by the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts at the Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Individual Series Supporters.
Air transportation provided in part by American Airlines. Hotel accommodations provided in part by The Adolphus. In-kind partners include Lombardi Family Concepts and Einstein Printing. Promotional support is provided byand