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Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Author: Josh Weinhold

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, an assistant professor of English at Notre Dame, has been named a finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the country’s largest peer-juried prize for novels and short stories. The honor is for Van der Vliet Oloomi’s second novel, Call Me Zebra, which follows a young heroine as she leaves New York and retraces the path she took with her father from Iran to the United States. Literature is at the heart of the novel — the protagonist, Zebra, considers books central to her identity, has personal literary theories, and at times literally devours certain pages of books.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 Duffy Lecture: Kirsten Silva Gruesz

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2019 Joseph M. Duffy Lecturer is Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Gruesz's lecture, "From the Puritan Errand to the Errant Latin(x): Language, Race, and American Memory," will take place in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 28. A reception will follow.…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Creative Writing Sparks Postdoc Reading: Daniel Uncapher

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

Daniel Uncapher is the Sparks Fellow at Notre Dame, where he received his MFA. His work has appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Tin House Online, Baltimore Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Penn Review, and others.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Maria Negroni

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Location: 235 Decio Hall

María Negroni (b. 1951) is an Argentinian poet, writer, translator and essayist. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, two novels and five collections of essays. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Octavio Paz Foundation. Works translated into English include ISLANDIA: A POEM, Night Journey, The Tango Lyrics, Mouth of Hell

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