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PEN West: A Reading With Daniel Mason

PEN West will feature Daniel Mason, author of The Piano Tuner (2002) and A Far Country (2007), in a reading of his latest novel, The Winter Soldier (2018). From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and, finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

Please RSVP to Director of PEN West Wendy Martin to receive event details: [email protected].


Daniel Mason‘s writing has been translated into 28 languages, adapted for opera and stage, and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Northern California Book Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Lapham’s Quarterly, and have been awarded a Pushcart Prize, and a National Magazine Award. In 2014, he was a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, his research interests include the subjective experience of mental illness and the influence of literature, history, and culture on the practice of medicine. His author website can be found at www.danielmasonbooks.com.

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