February 08, 2018
Aminatta Forna, an author and memoirist, will read from a selection of her works as a part of the Seavey Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Seibert Hall's Isaacs Auditorium on the campus of Susquehanna University.
This event is free and open to the public.
Forna is the award-winning author of the novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, Ancestor Stones and Happiness (out this year); the children's eBook The Angel of Mexico City; and the critically acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award and the Warwick Prize and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Her memoir was serialized on BBC Radio and in The Sunday Times.
The Times called Forna "a fresh, immaculate stylist and an unsparing chronicler of human vices," and Laila Lalami, author of The Moor's Account, said, "Aminatta Forna is a writer of phenomenal talent, with a clear eye, a fearless voice, and an extraordinary range."
For more information about programs sponsored by the Writers Institute and upcoming events, please visit www.susqu.edu/visitingwriters.