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14th Annual Writers' Festival

Festival Authors

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Solmaz Sharif
Carolyn Ferrell
Grace Cho

Public Events


Monday, May 9 at 4:30 pm: A Reading by Solmaz Sharif
Kresge Hall 2415
1880 Campus Drive
Northwestern's Evanston Campus
Tuesday, May 10 at 4:30 pm: A Reading by Carolyn Ferrell
University Hall 122
1897 Sheridan Road
Northwestern's Evanston Campus
Wednesday, May 11 at 4:30 pm: A Reading by Grace Cho
University Hall 102 
Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 pm: A Guided Conversation
University Hall 102

Author Bios

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of Look, finalist for the National Book Award. Out now - Customs, is a brilliant, excoriating new collection by a poet whose unfolding works are among the groundbreaking literature of our time.

Carolyn Ferrell's short-story collection, Don't Erase Me, won awards from the Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and more. Dear Miss Metropolitan was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award for a debut novel.

Grace Cho is the author of Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War, which received an award from the American Sociological Association. Her book Tastest Like War was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award.

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