Daniel Wallace Meet & Greet Canceled Due to Weather The meet & greet scheduled with author Daniel Wallace for Friday, March 2 has been canceled due to weather. Unfortunately, Mr. Wallace has to fly out Saturday morning, which means the session will not be able to be rescheduled. We again thank the Skaneateles Education Foundation, the Skaneateles Music Guild, the High School PTC and the Skaneateles Library for working to make this happen.
SKANEATELES, NY (February 13, 2018) – American author, Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions will be a guest of Skaneateles High School on March 1-2, sponsored by the generosity and support of the Skaneateles Education Foundation, the Skaneateles Music Guild, and the High School PTC.
Born in Birmingham, AL in 1959, Wallace has had a series of novels published including Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, and Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician.
Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions was adapted for the movie screen by director Tim Burton in 2003 and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, and Marion Cotillard.
In 2013, Big Fish was also adapted into a Broadway musical.
Since Big Fish, his first published novel, Wallace’s works have travelled around the world and have been translated into as many as two dozen different languages.
Wallace is currently the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, where he directs the Creative Writing Program.
As a part of Wallace's visit, he will take part in a community meet and greet on Friday, March 2 in the high school library, which is co-sponsored by the Skaneateles Library. The meet and greet will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will run until showtime for the night's high school drama performance in the high school auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.
To learn more about Daniel Wallace visit online at www.danielwallace.org.
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