The Urgency of Narrative with Nathan Schneider

Literary journalist Nathan Schneider discussed the importance of storytelling in our encounter with the world and world-tested advice about how to survive as a young writer on April 25. This was a collaborative, interdisciplinary event sponsored by the Berry Center, the Center for the Literary Arts, and the Civic Engagement Office.

Schneider is a journalist who has written about religion and resistance for publications including Harper’s, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times. He is the author of two books, both published by University of California Press in 2013: Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet. He is an editor for two online publications, “Waging Nonviolence” and “Killing the Buddha,” and is a contributing editor for “The Immanent Frame,” the Social Science Research Council’s online forum on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Schneider has appeared as an invited speaker at institutions including Columbia University, Harvard Divinity School, New York University, UNESCO, Yale University, Haverford College, Fordham University, and the Ford Foundation. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Brown University and an M.A. in the same subject from University of California, Santa Barbara.