The Writer's Studio with Adam Johnson Event Wrap


About The Writer's Studio

The Writer’s Studio is one of Denver’s signature reading series, bringing rising and well-known literary stars to town for discussions, readings, book signings, and craft workshops. The series includes two parts: an on-stage interview and reading (Inside the Writer's Studio), and a craft talk with the author. Past guests have included Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), Jennifer Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties), and, most recently, Adam Johnson (Orphan Master's Son). Lighthouse will next welcome the poet and author Kevin Young (Bunk) in March 19 & 20. 

About Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson is the author of Fortune Smiles, winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Johnson’s other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Stegner Fellowship; he was also a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. His previous books are Emporium, a short story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us. Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.

Event Photos*


*Photos above by Amanda Tipton Photography

Event Podcast

On December 7, Lighthouse Writers Workshop hosted Adam Johnson at the Lewis Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum. The National Book Award-winning author read from his work and then joined Erika Krouse for a conversation about writing, followed by an audience Q&A. 

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