Welcome, and thank you for your interest in my work. I’m the author of eight books, the most recent of which are Getting Schooled and Privacy. I am also a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, a former Guggenheim Fellow, and a freelance writer and lecturer. Much of my writing has to do with matters of politics, religion, and justice.
Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying this trend, Garret Keizer takes us to school in an arresting chronicle of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago.
“Keizer writes eloquently and perceptively… a wonderful book… More than just thoughtful, reasonable, carefully observed, elegantly written and deeply humane—and it is all of these—it is also that rare thing, a work of genuine wisdom.”Chicago Tribune
“Beautiful.”The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
Over the years I’ve given a variety of public talks, most of them based on the subject matter of my books. A few examples of past topics and venues appear below. (A fuller list of talks is also available.)
My literary agent is Peter Matson at Sterling Lord Literistic:
65 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
My publicist for Getting Schooled and Privacy is James Meader.
My publicist for The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want is Kristina Fazzalaro.
If you would like to send me a message or inquire about my availability for speaking engagements, please send an email to garretkeizer [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you.