BackLit Talks with Robin Hemley

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Robin Hemley, professor and director of the writing program and writers’ centre at Yale-NUS College joined our BackLit Talks series featuring interviews by students with distinguished poets, fiction and non-fiction writers and translators from around the world.

Hemley is the author of 10 books of nonfiction and fiction. His popular craft book, Turning Life into Fiction, has sold over 80,000 copies and is now in its fourth printing with Graywolf Press. 
The interview was led by NYU Gallatin student, William Denning. Click below to watch a highlight from the conversation.

BackLit Talks is part of the Literary Reading Series at NYU Shanghai. Mark your calendar for March 22 when poet and editor Tse Hao Guang and poet and critic Daryl Lim Wei Jie will share insights from Singapore’s dynamic poetry scene. And stay tuned for their BackLit Talks with NYU Shanghai student Haitian Ma.

Watch the full interview with Robin Hemley on YouTube, Youku and Tencent.