Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Jonathan Escoffery


Location: 232 Decio English Commons (View on map )

You're invited to join the Creative Writing Reading Series and Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance for a reading from Jonathan Escoffery on Wednesday, September 20th in 232 Decio English Commons. This reading is free and open to the public.

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of the linked story collection, If I Survive You, a New York Times and Booklist Editor’s Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. If I Survive You was longlisted for the National Book Award, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize For Debut Short Story Collection, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Story Prize, and was shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, the Southern Book Prize, and the California Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Golden Poppy Award. It was named a ‘best’ book of 2022 by Entertainment WeeklyPeopleTIMEOprah Daily, NPR, Literary Hub, The New YorkerL.A. TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Philadelphia InquirerVoxKirkus, BookPage, Real Simple, and elsewhere.


Department of Africana Studies
Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance
Initiative on Race and Resilience


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