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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Bruce Holsinger: The Gifted School

Join us Thursday, March 4th at 7 pm on Zoom for a chat with acclaimed author Bruce Holsinger about his novel, The Gifted School -- one of NPR’s Best Books of 2019, currently in development as a TV series with NBC/Universal Television.

Bruce Holsinger

The Gifted School is a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community. This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. 

Since 2005 Bruce Holsinger has taught in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in medieval literature and modern critical thought. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. 

Please email for a Zoom invitation.

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