The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing celebrates 80 years during the 2019-20 academic year with readings by 80 writers.
Reading by Andrey Kurkov and Sapphire
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.
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.
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