This course offered by the English Department features ten acclaimed writers who come to campus to meet with students and to offer public readings.
The author of Sightseeing was chosen for the National Book Foundation's inaugural "5 Under 35" program.
The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which became an international bestseller, reads from his work.
Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul
V. S. Naipaul has published more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A House for Mr. Biswas, In a Free State (winner of the 1971 Booker Prize), and A Bend in the River.
Balakian, a Colgate professor, is the author of many books including a new book of poems, Ziggurat, as well as June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000.
Hwang's short story collection, Transparency, won the American Academy of Arts and Letters’s Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a PEN/Beyond Margins Award.
Ravenhill is a British playwright, actor and journalist best known for the plays Shopping & F***ing, Some Explicit Polaroids, and Mother Clapp’s Molly House.