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November 2017

Reza Aslan

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. He is also a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award. In addition to his role as a Consulting Producer on the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers, Aslan is also the host and Executive Producer of two other…

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January 2018

Jesmyn Ward

January 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Jesmyn Ward received her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time and the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and 2017 National Book Award Nominee Sing, Unburied, Sing,  which returns to Mississippi and the grand themes of her…

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February 2018

Colson Whitehead

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. His newest novel, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York (a book of essays about the city), Apex Hides the Hurt, Sag Harbor, Zone One, and The Noble Hustle.…

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March 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among a list of other honors. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the…

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April 2018

Katherine Boo

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She learned to report at the alternative weekly, Washington City Paper, after which she worked as a writer and co-editor of The Washington Monthly magazine. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. Boo continues her quest to give voice to those without one…

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