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Reading - Fiction/poetry

Jesmyn Ward

Reading and Book Signing

7:00 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art Room: Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
451 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68588
Additional Info: SHEL
Timothy Schaffert,
MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.”

In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. Ward’s stories are largely set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where she grew up and still lives. Her writing is deeply informed by the trauma of Katrina, not to mention its unimaginable social and economic repercussions.

Free and Open to the Public.
Sponsored by The Reading Series: Department of English and Creative Writing at UNL.

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