Internationally bestselling writer Darin Strauss, author of the 2010 memoir, Half a Life–winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award–will join us this week as the 2012 Lambert Fellow.
Named in honor of esteemed faculty member, Bryce Voter Lambert of the English Department and The Scroll (1952-1990), the Lambert Fellow joins our community each year to celebrate the writing life and the central role of writing across the disciplines. Past fellows have included several journalists, a playwright, a ghostwriter, and a National Medal of Science winner.
In addition to participating in seminars with students and faculty this week, Mr. Strauss will address the community at school meeting on Wednesday. Other events open to the public include:
- a book signing in the lobby of the Dining Hall during walkthrough dinner Wednesday evening April 25.
- an evening reading with Q&A in the Black Box immediately following sit-down dinner Thursday, April 26.
Mr. Strauss is also the author of the novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You. These and Half a Life have been New York Times Notable Books, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. Mr. Strauss has been translated into 14 languages and published in 19 countries, and he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s creative writing program.
All books are currently for sale in the bookstore.