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Fiction Writer Known for "The Son" and "American Rust"

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Philipp Meyer grew up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore. His mother is an artist; his father taught college science for 20 years after working variously as a cabinet maker, electrician and art installer. The neighborhood, Hampden, had been hit hard by the collapse of various heavy industries, and crime and unemployment were high. Meyer attended city public schools until dropping out at age 16 and getting a GED. He spent the next five years working as a bicycle mechanic and occasionally volunteering at Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center.

At age 20, he began taking classes at a variety of colleges in Baltimore and decided to become a writer. He also decided to leave his hometown, and at 22, on his third attempt at applying to various Ivy League colleges, he was admitted to Cornell University. He graduated with a degree in English and a mountain of debt and headed for Wall Street to pay off his student loans.

After getting a job with the Swiss investment bank UBS, Meyer did training in London and Zurich and was assigned to a derivatives trading desk. After several years at UBS, he’d paid off most of his student loans and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. When his savings ran out he took jobs as an emergency medical technician and construction worker. He was preparing for a second career as a paramedic when he was admitted to the MFA program at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX. While attending grad school he continued to do emergency medical work, driving to New Orleans just as Hurricane Katrina hit and working as an EMT during that storm.

Meyer was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010 and a Dobie Paisano Fellow that same year. He is an avid outdoorsman and splits his time between Austin, Texas and New York.

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The Son

The Son

American Rust: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

American Rust: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

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Philipp Meyer

Fiction Writer Known for "The Son" and "American Rust"

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Philipp Meyer Biography

Philipp Meyer grew up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore. His mother is an artist; his father taught college science for 20 years after working variously as a cabinet maker, electrician and art installer. The neighborhood, Hampden, had been hit hard by the collapse of various heavy industries, and crime and unemployment were high. Meyer attended city public schools until dropping out at age 16 and getting a GED. He spent the next five years working as a bicycle mechanic and occasionally volunteering at Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center.

At age 20, he began taking classes at a variety of colleges in Baltimore and decided to become a writer. He also decided to leave his hometown, and at 22, on his third attempt at applying to various Ivy League colleges, he was admitted to Cornell University. He graduated with a degree in English and a mountain of debt and headed for Wall Street to pay off his student loans.

After getting a job with the Swiss investment bank UBS, Meyer did training in London and Zurich and was assigned to a derivatives trading desk. After several years at UBS, he’d paid off most of his student loans and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. When his savings ran out he took jobs as an emergency medical technician and construction worker. He was preparing for a second career as a paramedic when he was admitted to the MFA program at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX. While attending grad school he continued to do emergency medical work, driving to New Orleans just as Hurricane Katrina hit and working as an EMT during that storm.

Meyer was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010 and a Dobie Paisano Fellow that same year. He is an avid outdoorsman and splits his time between Austin, Texas and New York.

Philipp Meyer Videos

  • Early stage Funding Panel #thestartupconference - YouTube
  • Philipp Meyer Interview: Art is an Animal Inside Me - YouTube
  • Philipp Meyer discusses The Son - YouTube

Philipp Meyer Books

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  • How to book Philipp Meyer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Philipp Meyer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Philipp Meyer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Philipp Meyer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Philipp Meyer?

    Booking fees for Philipp Meyer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Philipp Meyer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Philipp Meyer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Philipp Meyer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Philipp Meyer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Philipp Meyer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Philipp Meyer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Philipp Meyer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Philipp Meyer for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Philipp Meyer generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Powers, Dennis Lehane, Donna Tartt, John Green and Chuck Palahniuk. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Philipp Meyer for an upcoming event.

Philipp Meyer Speaker Videos

  • Early stage Funding Panel #thestartupconference - YouTube
    Philipp Meyer Interview: Art is an Animal Inside Me - YouTube
  • Philipp Meyer discusses The Son - YouTube

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