On June 9 novelist Akhil Sharma, who graduated from Princeton University in 1992, won the International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Family Life. The novel tells the story of eight-year-old Ajay, whose family move from Delhi to America in 1978. Life in America is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land.
The Princeton Garden Theatre in partnership with the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University presents a special screening of the independent feature film, Tumbledown, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and Princeton alumni Sean Mewshaw ’97 and Desi Van Til ’99 and moderated by Princeton University Professor of English and Comparative Literature Maria DiBattista. The Garden Theatre is located at 160 Nassau Street in Princeton. The screening will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however advance reservations are encouraged.
Congratulations to Katherine Clifton '15 and Cameron Platt '16, two of the four Princeton students (and the 32 students nationwide) who have been named recipients of the Rhodes Scholarships to study at Oxford.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will welcome Oscar-nominated alumnus Andrew Jarecki ’85 back to campus for a screening and discussion of his new HBO documentary series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, on Friday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event begins with a reception and is free and open to the public.
On Thursday November 13, Princeton Arts Alumni gathered for a pre-show mingle and discussion with Prospect Theater Company’s co-founder and Artistic Directer Cara Reichel ’96 and the cast of "The Underclassman."
Born in 1927, Kinnell graduated from Princeton in the Class of 1948. He studied with John Berryman and R.P. Blackmur, and was roommates with the poet W.S. Merwin. In the course of his distinguished career, he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for poetry, and was recognized by the Academy of American Poets with the Wallace Stevens Award for "mastery in the art of poetry." In recent years, he served as a member of the Lewis Center for the Arts Advisory Council.
Painter Mary Weatherford '84 has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation's 2014 Artist Award. As an undergraduate at Princeton, Weatherford studied Art History and Visual Arts, and was the recipient of the 1984 Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts.
Learn about theater director and Princeton alum Davis McCallum ’97’s latest production tonight on Theater Close-Up on WNET/Channel 13 in New York. McCallum is also a former member of the Princeton faculty, a three-time director of the Program in Theater’s Fall Show, and one of the founders of the Princeton Shakespeare Company.
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.