Join Bay Area novelist Robert Mailer Anderson as he leads a celebration of Jack Kerouac's famous novel "On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition." Kerouac's book was first published in 1957, and it has come to epitomize the spirit and ideas of the Beat Generation, which had its origins in San Francisco. Maybe a few lusty readings from the book will revive the spirit!- Book Passage
Robert Mailer Anderson
Robert Mailer Anderson is an American novelist. His first novel, Boonville, was published in 2001. Previously, he has written for the Anderson Valley Advertiser, a newspaper then published by his uncle Bruce Anderson. He is married to Nicola Miner (daughter of Oracle cofounder Bob Miner) and they reside in San Francisco where they are major benefactors to the arts and charities.
Tom Barbash is an American writer of fiction and nonfiction, educator and critic. He is the author of the novel The Last Good Chance and the bestselling nonfiction work On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal. His fiction has been published in Tin House, Story magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review and The Indiana Review. His cricitism has appeared in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He currently teaches at Stanford University, where was both a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer, at California College of the Arts, and at the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eddie Muller is a writer based out of San Francisco. He is known for writing books about movies, particularly film noir. Founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he is considered a noir expert and is called on to write and talk about the film genre.