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Edwidge Danticat Gives Keynote Talk at UT

Join Black Studies at UT Austin as we sit down with Award-winning author and a MacArthur Fellow, Edwidge Danticat on the opening night for the Black Studies at UT 2nd Biennial Conference. A book signing will follow the keynote at 8:45 pm.

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Co-sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers.



Elizabeth McCracken Featured in NYTimes Book Review By the Book

Elizabeth McCracken was interviewed by the New York Times Book Review for By the Book.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of two short story collections, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry and Thunderstruck; a memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination; and three novels, The Giant’s House,Niagara Falls All Over Again, and Bowlaway, which will be published in February 2019. A graduate of the Writers Workshop of the University of Iowa, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and won the 2015 Story Prize, and has received grants, fellowships, and awards from The Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She holds the James Michener Chair in Fiction and is Associate Director of the New Writers Project in the U.T. Department of English.

Fall 2018 Visitors to MCW

In Fall 2018 the Michener Center was honored to bring the award-winning novelist and short story writer Edward P. Jones; the Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and filmmaker Michael Ondaatje; playwright, activist, television writer, and novelist Kia Corthron; and National Book Award-winner, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass. Photos below.

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