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Visiting Writers Series: Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is the author of the novels, Beneath the Lion's Gaze, selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books; and The Shadow King, hailed by Salman Rushdie as a "brilliant novel...compulsively readable." It was one of New York Times' Notable Books of 2019 and TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, as well as a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. Maaza is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Premio il ponte/Bridge Prize, and fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, and LiteraturHaus Zurich. Her work can be found in The New YorkerNew York Review of BooksGrantathe Guardianthe New York TimesRolling Stone, and BBC, among other places.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.