Charles Finch, author of “The Last Enchantments,” will visit campus for three special presentations and book signings on Nov. 16-17.
His book, about his golden years in England, was the common read for University Experience classes. He writes about travel regularly for the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and other publications. He was the finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle award in criticism.
Finch will present “An American in England” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. He will discuss what it was like to attend Oxford as an American, unused to the customs, but quickly making friendships that would inspire his novel.
He will offer “Oxford: City of Dreaming Spires” at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Corley Auditorium. He will explore the enduring allure of the city where he lived for three years and its long literary tradition.
“Everywhere You Can: On Creative Writing About Travel” will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. Finch will share how to take unforgettable travel experiences and turn them into great travel writing.
In addition to the presentations, he will sign copies of “The Last Enchantments” from 11 to 11:50 a.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in Corley. Signings are also scheduled for 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday.