English, reading and book signing
Ann Pancake, author
Thursday, October 29 | 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Ann Pancake grew up in Romney and Summersville, West Virginia. Her new short story collection, Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley, was published in February 2015 with Counterpoint Press.
Her first novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been (Counterpoint 2007), features a West Virginia family devastated by mountaintop removal mining. Based on interviews and real events, the novel was one of Kirkus Review’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2007, won the 2007 Weatherford Award, and was a finalist for the 2008 Orion Book Award. (Click heading for full description.)
W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture: Linked Fates and Great Expectations: Revisiting Post-Colonial Africa and African-American Life through Diasporic Literature
Dinaw Mengestu, MacArthur Fellow, acclaimed novelist, and professor of English, Brooklyn College
Wednesday, November 11 | 7 pm
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The author of three novels, Dinaw Mengestu was named a “20 under 40” writer by The New Yorker magazine and received the National Book Award Foundation’s “5 under 35” award for his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. (Click heading for full description.)