Award-winning Iranian-American novelist Porochista Khakpour and student writers Joan Bedinger, Ben Goldman, Nonny Okwelogu, and Chester Dubov will read from their work on Friday, September 19 at Labyrinth Books in the first reading of the new Emerging Writers Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing.
Poet Natalie Diaz has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Program in Creative Writing. Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec.
Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri will join the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2015. She has been appointed Professor of Creative Writing and will teach workshops in fiction.
Princeton alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06 was awarded the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play at the 59th annual OBIE Awards ceremony on May 19 in New York City. Jacobs-Jenkins was honored for his two Off Broadway plays this season: Appropriate at the Signature Theater and An Octoroon at Soho Rep.