Northwestern University

Feb
12
Wed 6:00 PM

Chris Abani Reading and Book Signing for his new fiction novel "The Secret History of Las Vegas"

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108
1881 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Stacy Oliver   847-467-4099  

Group: Center for the Writing Arts

Co-sponsor(s): Program of African Studies
English Department
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Other

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Description:

Chris Abani is the acclaimed author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hemingway/PEN Prize, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University.

“[The Secret History of Las Vegas] is An intricate braid of story strands, enriched by vivid descriptions, intriguingly dysfunctional characters, and abundant metaphors. Expect the unexpected.”—Booklist

Q&A and reception to follow.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsored by the Center for the Writing Arts and co-sponsors: The Alice Kaplan institute for the Humanities, The Department of English, and The Program of African Studies

 

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