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Renowned Writer To Teach At Bard College

Kimberly Butler

A renowned writer is joining the staff of a college in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Neil Gaiman has been appointed as Professor in the Arts in the Theater and Performance Program at Bard College. He will teach courses across the Division of the Arts and the Division of Languages and Literature. His first course will be an advanced writing workshop exploring the history of the fantastic, approaches to fantasy fiction, and the meaning of fantasy today. Gaiman is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He is the first author to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal with the same book – one of his novels for younger readers, The Graveyard Book. Gaiman, a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident, joins the Annandale-on-Hudson-based college in the 2014 spring semester.

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