Denis Johnson, poet, fiction writer, playwright, essayist, memoirist and journalist, whose most recent book, the novel "Tree of Smoke" (2007), won the National Book Award, read exerpts of his work Feb. 15 in the Schwartz Auditorium of Cornell's Rockefeller Hall. His short-story collection, "Jesus' Son," was adapted for a film in 1999.

The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's spring 2008 Reading Series, which features established and emerging artists.

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