UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) has announced the return of the Speaking with Pico Series, opening with Pico Iyer in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov 6 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall,
Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for “A Visit From the Goon Squad.” Other books by her are “Manhattan Beach” and her latest, “The Candy House.” Egan brings wit and humor to a wide range of subjects including music, technology, memory and love.
Tickets are $20-$35 general public; $10 for UCSB students with current student ID. For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures, 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. Patrons can take advantage of a 25% discount on single ticket prices by purchasing a Speaking with Pico series.
Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. Her 2017 novel “Manhattan Beach” won the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. She is also the author of “The Invisible Circus,” which became a 2001 feature film starring Cameron Diaz; “Look at Me,” a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001; “Emerald City and Other Stories;” and “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize.
Her latest novel, “The Candy House, ” is a sibling novel to “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”
Egan’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, and McSweeney’s magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.
Subsequent installments in the 2022-23 Speaking with Pico series will feature Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning journalist Tracy Kidder, March 14; and actor and animal behaviorist Isabella Rossellini, April 27, at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara. (Note: Kidder and Rossellini will appear with Iyer at The New Vic, not Campbell Hall as previously announced.)