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Novelist and Comic Book Writer David Liss

David Liss, the author of seven novels as well as numerous comic books, spoke on Wednesday, April 24, in the Mood-Bridwell Atrium. His visit was part of the “Writing Life” series organized by Visiting Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence Dr. John Pipkin.

Dr. John Pipkin brought author David Liss to campus to talk about his career as part of the “Writing Life” series. Other authors who have been part of the series include Oscar Cásares, Tom Grimes, and Elizabeth McCracken.

Liss is the author of, among other novels, The Coffee Trader, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Whiskey Rebellion, and The Twelfth Enchantment. He has received numerous awards for his fiction, including an Edgar Award  for best first novel for A Conspiracy of Paper. He is also the author of many comic books, notably the re-launch of both The Spider and The Black Panther.

Liss’s talk focused on how he has managed a career that has included historical fiction and pulp comics. He fielded numerous questions from the large crowd in attendance.