with Nick Flynn
About the AuthorsDaniel Mendelsohn
Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author, critic, and essayist. His reviews and essays appear frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, and he has been a books and culture columnist for the New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, and Harper’s. His books include The Elusive Embrace, a reflection on sexual identity and classical literature, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, translated into over fifteen languages; a translation, with commentary, of the complete poetry of Constantine Cavafy, which was shortlisted for the Criticos Prize (UK); and two collections of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (2008) and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (2012). His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award (US), the National Jewish Book Award (US), the Prix Médicis (France), the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize for Prose Style. He teaches literature at Bard College and lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Praise and Reviews for AN ODYSSEY: A Father, a Son, and an Epic
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Nick Flynn is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry, The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands, Blind Huber, and Some Ether, winner of the PEN/Osterweil Award. He is also the author of three memoirs, The Reenactments, The Ticking Is the Bomb, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008). He has received fellowships from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress. Some of the venues his poems, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, The Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review. His film credits include artistic collaborator and “field poet” on the film Darwin’s Nightmare (nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006), as well as executive producer and artistic collaborator on Being Flynn, the film version of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. A professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston, where he teaches each spring, he then spends the rest of the year in (or near) Brooklyn.