Published: May 10, 2010
Michael Largo has been dubbed "the Capote of kaput" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and "the curator of death" by Esquire for his irreverent books on human mortality.
ATLANTA — The Savannah College of Art and Design's Ivy Hall Writers Series presents Michael Largo as the next notable author to speak at the university's popular lecture series. The lecture will be held at Ivy Hall, the historic Atlanta landmark recently restored by SCAD, Tuesday, June 22, 6:30-8 p.m., 179 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. The event is free and open to the public.
Largo, dubbed "the Capote of kaput" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and "the curator of death" by Esquire, for his irreverent books on human mortality, takes on religious fanaticism in his new release, "God's Lunatics: Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims of Man's Eternal Search for the Divine." His latest work examines celebrated mystics, martyrs, wizards, shamans, cult leaders, founding fathers of Utopian experiments, victims of demonic possession and the originators of New Age movements. The novel presents a composite image of the ways communities have sought to know the unknowable.
Largo is also the author of "Genius and Heroin," "The Portable Obituary" and the Bram Stoker Award-winning "Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die." The Miami-based former editor of New York Poetry, Largo was previously the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists in Atlanta.
A book signing and sale, courtesy of A Cappella Books, follows the lecture. For more information, visit scad.edu/ivyhall
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