Creative Writing Reading Series featuring Jonathan Escoffery


Location: 300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (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 the IRR Commons of 300 O'Shaughnessy Hall. This reading is free and open to the public.

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of 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 Booker Prize, 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 a finalist 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 Weekly, People, TIME, Oprah Daily, NPR, Literary Hub, The New Yorker, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vox, Kirkus, BookPage, Real Simple, and elsewhere.


Department of Africana Studies
Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance
Initiative on Race and Resilience
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies


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