Kiev-based novelist Andrey Kurkov and fiction writer, poet and essayist Sapphire, whose best-selling novel Push was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Precious, read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing celebrates 80 years during the 2019-20 academic year with readings by 80 writers.
Photo courtesy Andrey Kurkov
ANDREY KURKOV was born in St. Petersburg in 1961 and now lives in Kiev. He worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warden at Odessa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays, and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels including Death and the Penguin.
Photo courtesy Blue Flower Arts
SAPPHIRE is the author of two bestselling novels, Push and The Kid. Push was made into the Academy Award-winning major motion film Precious, and the film adaptation received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. Sapphire’s work has been translated into thirteen languages and has been adapted for stage in the United States and Europe. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in The Black Scholar, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Teacher’s Voice, The New Yorker, Spin, and Bomb.
Alexander Street, between Lawrence Drive in Princeton and Canal Pointe Boulevard in West Windsor, will close for about six months beginning on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, for road construction.
Construction makes traveling to campus more time consuming. Traffic congestion from all routes to campus during peak times (weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) will be higher than normal. Drivers traveling to campus along Route 1 will see the greatest delays.