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The Department of English & Creative Writing welcomes visual non-fiction author Lauren Redniss to read for the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose series.
Please join us the evening of Thursday, April 30, 2020 for a reading with Lauren Redniss at 4:30pm in the Sanborn Library, Sanborn House.
Lauren Redniss is the author of several works of visual non-fiction and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” Her book Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future won the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, the New America Foundation, and Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
The National Book Foundation wrote the following in its citation of Radioactive, the first visual book to be named a finalist for the National Book Award in Non-Fiction:
“Redniss’ achievement is a celebration of the essential power of books to inform, charm, and transport. In marrying the graphic and visual arts with biography and cultural history, she has expanded the realm of non-fiction.”
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
The street address of Sanborn House is 19 N. Main Street, Hanover NH. The main entrance to Sanborn House is located to the left of the Baker Library entrance, when facing the bell tower from the Dartmouth Green. Sanborn Library is located on the first floor of Sanborn House. Ramp access from outside can be found between the Baker Library and Sanborn House entrances.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.