Bob Shacochis

The Literature of Political Experience
Mar 13, 1991  -  West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 99, Amsterdam

On March 13th, 1991, the John Adams Institute hosted an evening with acclaimed American novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist Bob Shacochis.

Moderater Graa Boomsma spoke with Shacochis about politics in literature. Shacochis sees himself as a writer with a political message. He wonders why so many of his fellow American writers shy away from the subject, when Americans have such a large impact on the world stage.
His stories have been published in Esquire, the New York Times and Harper’s. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
In 1985, he won the National Book Award for his work Easy in the Islands. “Men with boats make such great fiction…Melville, Verne, Conrad, Hemingway, Casey, and now Shacochis.”


Moderator: Graa Boomsma

In collaboration with: Uitgeverij de Geus, de Bijenkorf, Sonesta Hotel Amsterdam, Trans World Airlines