Mary Wisniewski discusses Algren at American Writers Museum

You’re invited to attend an event jointly sponsored by the Society of Midland Authors and the new American Writers Museum:


Mary Wisniewski discusses her book, Algren: A Life, winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award for best biography or memoir of 2016.

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago

Wisniewski interviewed dozens of the iconic Chicago author Nelson Algren’s friends and examined his unpublished writing and correspondence (including letters from lover Simone de Beauvoir) to craft a meticulously researched and entertaining account. This definitive biography reveals new details about the writer’s life and work to show a funny, sensitive and romantic but self-destructive writer.

Wisniewski is a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. She has won numerous awards, published literary reviews and teaches creative writing.

The program is free, but if you’d like to explore the museum and its exhibits before or after Wisniewski’s talk, you may purchase a ticket when you enter. The museum is open until 8 p.m. the day of this event.