Lawrence Sutin

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Lawrence Sutin
Lawrence Sutin at a public reading at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Lawrence Sutin at a public reading at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Born (1951-10-12) October 12, 1951 (age 67)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
OccupationAuthor, Erasure (artform) Artist
NationalityAmerican
EducationB.A., University of Michigan Law Degree, Harvard Law
Genrememoir, biography, novel, history
Notable worksDivine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick, Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance, A Postcard Memoir, All Is Change: The Two-Thousand Year Journey of Buddhism to the West, When to Go Into the Water
SpouseMab Nulty
ChildrenSarah Santosa, Brennan Vance (stepson), Ceallaigh Anderson (stepdaughter), Ansel Santosa (son-in-law)
RelativesJack Sutin (father), Rochelle Sutin (mother)
Website
www.lawrencesutin.com

Lawrence Sutin (born 1951) is the author of two memoirs, two biographies, a novel and a work of history.

History of works[edit]

Sutin's debut book was the first full-length biographical study of a famed science-fiction writer, Philip K. Dick--Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick;[1] he subsequently edited two volumes of Dick's works, In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis and The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings. He then served as editor, interviewer and author for the memoir of his parents' lives in Jewish partisan units in Poland during World War Two--Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance.[2] Sutin's second biography was on a controversial twentieth-century Western esotericist, Aleister Crowley--Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley. That same year, he published a lyric memoir with a structure of interlocking short pieces each faced by a vintage postcard-image from the author's personal collection--A Postcard Memoir.[2] His next work was All Is Change: The Two-Thousand Year Journey of Buddhism to the West.[3] Most recently, Sutin published a novel, When To Go Into the Water.[4]

Erasure art[edit]

Sutin creates erasure books with collaged and altered texts; excerpts from these have been published online in the literary journals WaterStone and Sleet[5] and are also on view at his website.[6]

Professional[edit]

Sutin was a full professor in the M.F.A. and M.L.S. programs at the Hamline University Creative Writing Program, in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1] He retired from Hamline in 2015. He was also a faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He retired from Vermont College in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  2. ^ a b https://www.amazon.com/dp/1555973043
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316741566
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1932511725
  5. ^ http://www.sleetmagazine.com/selected/sutin_interview_v4n2.html
  6. ^ http://lawrencesutin.com/erasure