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The Winter Soldier - A Book Talk [CANCELED]

November 16, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Encina Hall West, Room 219


Set in 1914, in the Hapsburg Empire, Daniel Mason’s novel, The Winter Soldier, transports readers into a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains where Lucius, a twenty-two-year-old medical student, bears witness to the first casualties of World War I in a field hospital on the Galician front, bringing him face-to-face with the grim realities of war.

Daniel Mason, Author; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford

Daniel Mason is the author of The Piano Tuner, A Far Country, Death of the Pugilist, and The Winter Soldier (2018). Mason’s work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, adapted for the stage, and recognized by an NEA fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Harper’s, Zoetrope: All Story, and Lapham’s Quarterly. A former visiting professor in Creative Writing at Stanford, where he led the Stegner workshop, Mason currently teaches undergraduate courses on the intersection between culture and psychiatry, and the literature of psychosis. 

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CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
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