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Date: Feb 01, 2008
HOFSTRA'S "GREAT WRITERS, GREAT READINGS" SERIES CONTINUES ITS FOURTH YEAR WITH JONATHAN LETHEM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.; Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor Axinn Library, South CampusHofstra University, Hempstead, New York ... Novelist Jonathan Lethem, whose work ranges from science fiction to westerns to crime fiction, is the next guest in Hofstra's "Great Writers, Great Readings" series on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. His reading will take place at 11:15 a.m. at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, located on the first floor of the Axinn Library, South Campus.
This event is free and open to the public. For information, please call (516) 463-5410.
Mr. Lethem’s 1999 detective novel, Motherless Brooklyn, won the National Book Critics' Circle Award. His best-selling novel, The Fortress of Solitude, was a brilliant examination of the crucible of adolescence, rock music, superheroes, Brooklyn gentrification and interracial friendships. Mr. Lethem was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2005, among his many other prizes.
"Great Writers, Great Readings" was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra offers a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. The program’s faculty include eminent essayist Philip Lopate, writers Eric Brogger and Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.