Julie Schumacher’s Satire of Higher Ed
Professor vents to his ‘Dear Committee Members’
These alleged letters of support are both humorous and crotchety, written with a narrative progression that keeps the novel moving forward. This thin volume, composed of 100 letters, makes for laugh-out-loud reading at the same time as it poignantly captures the life of a struggling academic.
Schumacher had written for numerous publications, including The Atlantic, MS and Minnesota Monthly. A graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell University, Schumacher currently teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota. She will appear at Boswell Book Co. to discuss her newest book, Dear Committee Members at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.