Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Please join the PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program for the annual Boudreaux Visiting Writer Series featuring writer and translator Eliza Griswold.
Reading and refreshments, book signing to follow.
Free and open to the public.
Eliza Griswold is the author of a collection of poems, Wideawake Field, and the nonfiction book The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, which won the 2011 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her translations, from Pashto, of Afghan women’s folk poems, I Am the Beggar of the World, was awarded the 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Her newest book, Amity and Prosperity, tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. She has held fellowships from the New America Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Harvard University, and in 2010 the American Academy in Rome awarded her the Rome Prize for her poems. Currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University, she lives in New York with her husband and son.