Northwestern University

May
14
Mon 5:30 PM

Sofia Samatar- 2018 Writers Festival

Sofia Samatar

When: Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: 9th Floor, Hinman Auditorium, 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jennifer Britton   847.491.7294

Group: English Department

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

A Reading by Sofia Samatar

Sofia Samatar is a Somali American educator, poet and writer. She is an Assistant Professor of English at James Madison University, and serves as a nonfiction and poetry editor for Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts. In 2013, she published the award-winning fantasy novel A Stranger in Olondria. Samatar has received various awards and recognition for her fiction and poetry. Her short story “Selkie Stories Are for Losers” was a finalist for both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Awards for Best Short Story, as well as the British Science Fiction Association Award and the World Fantasy Award. In 2014, Samatar won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) for her book A Stranger in Olondria.

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