Writers Series Hosts Author Aminatta Forna
St. Lawrence University’s annual Writers Series will continue its 2019-20 season with author Aminatta Forna at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Sykes Common Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Forna is the author of the four novels Happiness, The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and the critically acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award, the Warwick Prize, and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Her memoir was serialized on BBC Radio and in The Sunday Times newspaper. Ms. Forna is currently a Lannan Visiting Chair at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The Writer Series is sponsored by St. Lawrence University’s Department of English and directed by Professor Natalia Singer. For more information, please contact the English department at 315-229-5125.