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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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iLia Anossov

iLia Anossov is considered a master of the art of fresco painting. His work includes large and small fresco paintings, conceptual fresco installations, fresco objects, sculptures, and fresco stacks. Mr. Anossov was born in Moscow, attended official art schools, and explored various media including cinematography, architecture, and visual arts. However, his true education came through classic-style apprenticeships to master artists; between 1983 and 1996; he served three 4-year long apprenticeships in Russian and The United States. His work has been widely exhibited in Russia, Europe, and the US, including seven museum exhibitions and over 50 international solo and group exhibitions. Commissions include large-scale frescoes and murals in private homes as well as public areas. His internationally featured Malibu Fresco project appeared on the covers of premier magazines, including Architectural Digest (AD) USA, AD Germany, AD Italy, House & Garden UK.

2015 Fall Session course(s) instructed by iLia Anossov:
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