Georgina Kleege

Novelist, Essayist, and Translator

Professor of Creative Writing and Disability Studies

University of California, Berkeley

Georgina Kleege teaches creative writing and disability studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her recent books include: Sight Unseen (1999) and Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller (2006). Kleege’s current work is concerned with blindness and visual art: how blindness is represented in art, how blindness affects the lives of visual artists, how museums can make visual art accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.  She has lectured and served as consultant to art institutions around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.