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Visiting Writers: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Visiting Writers: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

By Yohanca Delgado Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family is a beautiful, headlong dive into the life of a family in the Bronx from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. LeBlanc immersed herself in the lives of her subjects for eleven years, chronicling the cycles of crime, […]

Visiting Writer’s Series: James Hannaham

Visiting Writer’s Series: James Hannaham

  The 2016 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction recipient, James Hannaham, will be joining the AU Literature Department for a reading on Wednesday, November 9. Hannaham is a journalist, critic, and fiction writer, and is the author of God Says No. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, […]

Visiting Writer’s Series: Paula Whyman

Visiting Writer’s Series: Paula Whyman

  Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting author Paula Whyman for coffee. For an hour, we talked about the writing life, her writing process, and her debut collection of short stories, You May See A Stranger. Paula Whyman will be reading from You May See A […]

Our Required Reading for Visiting Writer Jacqueline Woodson

Our Required Reading for Visiting Writer Jacqueline Woodson

  Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than thirty books for young readers. In 2015, her memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award and secured Woodson recognition by the Poetry Foundation as Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her work has won multiple accolades, including […]

Visiting Writer’s Series: Alexander Chee

Visiting Writer’s Series: Alexander Chee

  Alexander Chee is the author of two novels, the critically acclaimed Edinburgh, which received the Whiting Award and was described by the by the Washington Post as a “lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming,” and his […]

Visiting Writer’s Series: Claudia Rankine

Visiting Writer’s Series: Claudia Rankine

  “There are billions of souls in the world and some of us are almost to be touching the depths of how it is and what it is to be human. On the surface we exist but just beyond is existence. I write to articulate […]

Visiting Writer’s Series: Abigail Thomas

Visiting Writer’s Series: Abigail Thomas

  Abigail Thomas is the author of three form-shattering memoirs: Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life; A Three-Dog Life; and, most recently, What Comes Next and How to Like It. A national best seller, A Three-Dog Life was named one of the best books of 2006 by […]

Visiting Writers Series: Ravi Howard

Visiting Writers Series: Ravi Howard

  Ravi Howard won the 2008 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel Like Trees, Walking. He was also a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in 2008. Howard has received awards and fellowships from the National […]

An Interview with Rigoberto González

An Interview with Rigoberto González

  Rigoberto González is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, winner of the American Book Award, The Poetry Center Book Award, The Shelley Memorial Award of The Poetry Society of America, a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Barnes […]

An Interview with Jenny Offill

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill’s first novel, Last Things, was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. She is also the author of four children’s books: While you Were Napping, 11 Experiments That Failed, 17 Things I’m Not Allowed […]