Bestselling author to speak Feb. 23

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Bestselling author to speak Feb. 23

Bill Clegg
Bill Clegg, author and agent

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of English will be hosting Bill Clegg, author and agent, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Nebraska Union, Platte River Room North.

Bill Clegg is the author of the bestselling memoirs, “Portrait of An Addict As a Young Man,” and “Ninety Days.” His debut novel, “Did You Ever Have a Family,” was a national bestseller, published to a torrent of rave reviews, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Called “masterly” by the New York Times Book Review, it was widely acclaimed for its elegance as well as its devastating power. He recently published his second novel, “The End of the Day.” He has written for the New York Times, Vogue, New York magazine, The Guardian and Harper’s Bazaar.

Clegg is also a literary agent. His agency represents the acclaimed authors Lauren Groff, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin and NU’s own Chigozie Obioma, Rachel Cochran and Scott Guild.

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