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Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series

Visiting Authors: 2020-present

2023 Robert Jones, Jr.: Novelist and essayist

New York Times bestselling author, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, NAIBA Book of the Year Award,

National Book Award finalist
Major Works: The Prophets, Son of Baldwin

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2022 Brit Bennett: Novelist and essayist                                                               
New York Times bestselling author, Hopwood Award, Hurston/Wright Award
Major works:
  The Mothers, The Vanishing Half

                                                                           
 

2020-21 Roxane Gay: Writer of memoir and fiction, essayist, editor, and anthologist

Pen Center USA Freedom to Write Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Eisner Award, two Lambda Literary Awards

Major works: Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Difficult Women, Hunger, Not that Bad, The Best American Short Stories 2018, The Banks, the Selected Works of Audre Lorde, Graceful Burdens, The Sacrifice of Darkness

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