Join Professor Jennifer Brice
and fellow Colgate faculty as they explore the work of 10 exciting writers.
Read a couple of classics by John Banville (The Sea
) or Terry Tempest Williams (Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
). Discover why the autobiographical novel by central New Yorker Justin Torres We the Animals
has a cult-like following. Afterward, check out Alexander Chee’s edgy How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
We’ve also got combustible short stories (Sour Heart
) by Jenny Zhang and prize-winning poems (WHEREAS
) by Layli Long Soldier. If you like stories that take you behind the headlines, check out Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
by Dan Slater '00, or Home Fire
, Kamila Shamsie’s haunting novel about a Muslim family torn apart by violence.
Rounding out the list are two novels that revolve around slightly mad scientists: Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black
and CJ Hauser’s Family of Origin
. (Full disclosure: CJ is a member of the Colgate creative writing faculty.)
Feel free to read, comment, watch, listen, and even lurk as little or as often as you like.
- Podcast book conversations by Colgate faculty
- Discussion forum with faculty, students, and LW Online participants
- Curated list of reviews, interviews, and articles about each author and title
- Weekly author events, open to the public on campus and via streaming
- Archived author presentations (available online until mid-December)