Hilton Als: Wes’s Distinguished Visiting Writer — Reading Feb. 3


Hilton Als, the author of The Women and a staff writer at The New Yorker, will read at Wesleyan on February 3 at 8 p.m. at the Russell House.

HIlton AlsAls has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996, writing on books, fashion, contemporary art, film, and more; he is currently the theatre critic for the magazine. His book, The Women, a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, combines memoir, literary criticism, and biographical writing. A recipient of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, among other awards, Als has also edited and contributed to numerous museum catalogues. His new work, Richard Pryor: A Novel, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hilton Als is  the English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writer for 2009-2010, teaching “James Baldwin: In Black and White.”

Please join us for this event.  A reception and book signing will follow.

Professor Lisa Cohen, Department of English, Wesleyan University