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Apr  23

Jesmyn Ward

Event Details:

A reading by former Stegner Fellow, Jesmyn Ward, who recently won the National Book Award in fiction for her novel, Salvage the Bones. Co-Sponsored by the Humanities Center.

Date: Monday, 4/23/12
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Levinthal Hall, Humanities Center (click here for map)

*This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


Jesmyn Ward grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won five Hopwood awards for essays, drama, and fiction. A Stegner Fellow at Stanford from 2008 to 2010, she is currently the Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. Her debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds, was an Essence Book Club selection, a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/ Wright Legacy Award. Salvage The Bones is her second novel and is the Winner of the 2011 National Book Award in Fiction.