Thursday, September 25, 2014

[Library Events and Programs] Memphis Reads 2014 Presents Dinaw Mengestu

The Memphis Reads city-wide book selection is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

About the author Dinaw Mengestu:

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and immigrated to the United States as a small child with his mother and sister, joining his father, who had fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror. Mengestu is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Columbia University’s MFA program in fiction. He has been the recipient of a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation, The New Yorker’s 20 under 40 Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. In 2012, he was a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient and was one of 23 to be awarded a genius grant from the foundation. He is currently serving as Lannan Foundation Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University.

Upcoming events: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Reading at the Memphis Public Library
5:30 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Talk at CBU University Theater
8:00 p.m.
Christian Brothers University

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