Science fiction author David Brin will serve as author-in-residence at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College from October 5-25. In his role there, Brin will work with students on their fiction and non-fiction writing. In addition, Brin will participate in two public talks, one on his book The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose between Privacy and Freedom? and one a debate on whether “National Security is More Important than the Individual Right to Privacy.”
Neil Gaiman has been appointed to the faculty of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he will be part of the Theater and Performance faculty. Gaiman will begin teaching during the Spring 2014 semester, with his first class being an advanced writing workshop exploring the history of the fantastic, approaches to fantasy fiction, and the meaning of fantasy today. Gaiman’s classes will be taught across the Division of the Arts and the Division of Languages and Literature.