Best-Selling Author & APB Speaker William Deresiewicz’s New Book to be Released July 28th
06 Jul 2020
Award-winning essayist and critic, frequent college speaker and best-selling author William Deresiewicz has a new book coming out on July 28th! The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech is a researched warning explaining how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work—the music, writing, and visual art that sustain our souls and societies.
In his book, Deresiewicz, a leading critic of the arts and of contemporary culture, set out to answer the question of how artists are still managing to make a living today. You can put your content out there, but who's going to pay you for it? Making art takes years of dedication, which requires a means of support. If things don't change, a lot of art will no longer be sustainable. Artist Roseanne Cash says: "The Death of the Artist is bracing, revolutionary and meticulously sourced…Deresiewicz is one of the great advocates for artists in the new digital economy, and his book is the most refreshing wakeup call for young artists that I have ever read."
Everybody wants to be creative, and every company wants creative people on its team. As business and the arts draw closer together, how are they changing each other? In his presentations, Deresiewicz talks about our shifting understanding and practice of creative work and the creative life.