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Writers Series: Paul Beatty

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
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The English Department's Writers Series welcomes novelist Paul Beatty.

Paul Beatty began his literary career as a poet, winning the inaugural Grand Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café in 1990.  This victory resulted in the publication of his collection, Big Bank Takes Little Bank, in 1991, followed by Joker, Joker, Deuce in 1994.  In 1996, he published The White Boy Shuffle, a coming-of-age novel; two more novels followed: Tuff in 2000 and Slumberland in 2008. 

In 2016, he became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize with The Sellout, a scathing satire about an urban farmer who revitalizes slavery in an imaginary Los Angeles neighborhood. In addition to his own writing, Beatty has edited Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006).  

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: David Stevens