The Fairings of a Literary Mind: A Conversation with Hilton Als

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

This is a past event.

USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, January 16, at 9 a.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

From the pages of The New Yorker to his books The Women and White Girls, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Hilton Als compellingly blends cultural criticism and autobiography. In a free-ranging conversation, Als will talk with USC Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel and professor/writer Carol Muske-Dukes about reviewing theatre, moving across genres, and never losing focus on the individual life.

Hilton Als is the chief theatre critic at The New Yorker and has contributed to The Nation, The Believer, and The New York Review of Books. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize “for bold and original reviews that strove to put stage dramas within a real-world cultural context, particularly the shifting landscape of gender, sexuality, and race.” His book White Girls was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and his first book, The Women, focuses on his mother, who raised him in Brooklyn. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale and Smith. He was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados.

Additional Links:
Hilton Als Instagram, Wikipedia
Carol Muske-Dukes USC faculty profile, Wikipedia

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC School of Dramatic Arts and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Event Type

Arts, Dance/Theater, Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus





Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


Add this to your calendar

Recent Activity