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Resonances: Writers on the Classics
6:00 PM, May 4, 2017
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
From: Professor Esther Allen, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Since 2008, the PEN World Voices Festival has teamed up each year with Baruch's Great Works and Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program to invite distinguished contemporary writers from across the globe to choose a classic work, speak about its influence on their own writing, and read a passage from the classic or from their own work.
All are invited, and Baruch professors, particularly those teaching Great Works courses, are welcome to bring their classes.
Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream, the first of her novels to appear in English, was published in January in a translation by Megan McDowell. Chosen as one of the 22 best young Spanish-language novelists by Granta, Schweblin is the author of three award-winning short story collections that have been translated into twenty languages.
Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian whose second novel, Open City, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was named by Time as one of the best books of 2011. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic and other publications.
Poet Marilyn Nelson is the spring 2017 Sidney Harman Writer-in- Residence at Baruch College. She has written eight poetry collections, most recently My Seneca Village (2015). She has also published numerous collections of verse for children and adults. From 2001-2006 she was Poet Laureate of Connecticut, and in 2017 she was awarded the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.
Oddný Eir is an art lecturer, gallerist and environmental activist who has collaborated with the musical artist Björk. Her novel Land of Love and Ruins, translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton, won the EU Prize for Literature.
Novelist and filmmaker Bridgett Davis is the director of Baruch's Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program. Her most recent novel, Into the Go- Slow, was selected as a Best Book of 2014 by Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, Book Riot, Bustle and The Root, among others. Her memoir What Does Happiness Play For? is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2018.