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MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Maaza MengisteSusan Bernofsky

Klapper 706, 718-997-4603
Maaza.Mengiste@gmail.com

 

Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and lived in Nigeria and Kenya before settling in the United States. Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, has also been translated into several other languages and appeared on several “Best of 2010” lists, including Publishers Weekly, Christian Science Monitor and Barnes and Noble. She is a Fulbright Scholar as well as the Runner-up for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and a finalist for a Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, an NAACP Image Award, and an Indies Choice Book of the Year Award in Adult Debut. Among other places, her work was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and has appeared  in The New York Times, Granta, Callaloo Journal, The Granta Anthology of the African Short Story,and Lettre Internationale. She has received fellowships from the Emily Harvey Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Prague Summer Program, and Yaddo. She currently lives in New York City.

 
 

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Nicole Cooley, MFA Director
Creative Writing and Literary Translation
Department of English
Office: Klapper 702
Phone: 718-997-4671


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Fall 2014 Events

Literary Legacies
Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
Q&A facilitated by Zakia Henderson-Brown
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of America
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

A Reading by Novelist Maud Casey
Co-sponsored by Writing at Queens
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Reading Across Cultures:
Poetry and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Willie Perdomo
Q&A facilitated by John Murillo
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Book Launch for
Guillaume de Fonclare's
Inside My Own Skin

Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec
Winner of the 2014
Loose Translations Award
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Inside My Own Skin Poster

MFA Program in Creative Writing &
Literary Translation Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

All events are free and open to the public.
Readings will be followed by receptions and book signings.

 
 

 

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