On Wednesday, September 7, DePauw welcomed writer Michael Wang to discuss his short story collection “Further News of Defeat” and his forthcoming novel “Lost in the Long March.” Wang was born in China and immigrated to the United States at the age of six. He holds an MFA in fiction from Purdue University and a PhD in literature from Florida State University. DePauw Professor Joseph Heithaus, the coordinator of the Kelly Writers Series, described Wang as someone who “delivers stories of remarkable symmetry.” At the event, Wang read a chapter called “The Fable of the Footless Man” from his novel. According to him, the chapter is based on ancient Chinese mythology when China was divided into many nations. Following the reading, attendees were invited to participate in a Q&A session in which Wang talked about his writing process, answered questions about his short story collection, and gave advice on […]
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