Writers At Newark Reading Series with Adam Haslett and John Wray
Presented by The Rutgers University – Newark MFA Creative Writing Program
About the Writers:
Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection, You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berline Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. His most recent novel, Imagine Me Gone, won the LA Times Book Prize, The National Book Critic’s Circle Award for fiction, and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist. A graduate of Swarthmore, U. of Iowa and Yale Law School, he lives in New York City.
John Wray is the author of The Lost Time Accidents, Lowbow, Canaan’s Tongue, and The Right Hand of Sleep. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, he was named one of the Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2007. A citizen of the United States and Austria, he currently lives in New York City.
About the Writers at Newark Reading Series:
The Rutgers University – Newark MFA Creative Writing Program is interested in the real world experience our students bring to the classroom, as well as to creative exchange beyond the university campus. Our most visible bridge to the University and to Newark is The Writers at Newark Reading Series, which brings nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to campus. The Reading Series provides the opportunity for a diverse audience of students, faculty, staff and the public to hear and interact with these writers in an intimate and dynamic setting. It is also the centerpiece for our community outreach programs, such as our Writers at Newark Mentors Program, where the Rutgers University – Newark Chancellor’s Office and the MFA Program partners with local Newark high schools.
For more information on our community outreach, please contact us at (973) 353-1107 or http://bit.ly/2xM1yE0
Location: Lecture Hall, Room 213.
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