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Vikram Chandra: Geek Sublime
Thursday, May 22 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Vikram Chandra, Adam Spencer (facilitator)
Vikram Chandra is the award-winning author of two novels and a collection of short stories – and has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a writer. Vikram’s most recent work, Geek Sublime, looks at his twin obsessions: writing and coding. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Part technology story and part memoir, Geek Sublime is a book of sweeping ideas. Vikram shares his obsessions with Adam Spencer.
Supported by BDO.
Adam Spencer (Australian)
Mathematician, comedian, broadcaster Adam Spencer has covered a wide terrain. As a PhD Pure Mathematics student he won Triple Js Raw Comedy Competition and started a 15 year breakfast radio career that ended last December when he hung up the headphones. He is now The Ambassador for Mathematics and Science at The University of Sydney and one of Australia's best known science communicators. adamspencer.com.au
Vikram Chandra is the author of Sacred Games, Love and Longing in Bombay, and Red Earth and Pouring Rain. His honours include the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia), the Crossword Prize, and a Salon Book Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been translated into 19 languages. His most recent work, Geek Sublime, looks at Vikram’s twin obsessions: writing and coding, and the relationship between the two. vikramchandra.com