This Week at the Beinecke
"Reflections on Nationalism & Literature"
Tuesday, September 18 | 4:00 PMArnold Rampersad is one of the nation's premier biographers and has authored books on W.E.B. DuBois, Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Ralph Ellison, and the definitive biography of Langston Hughes. He is a fellow of the MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies
Robert Day"Where I Am Now"
Wednesday, September 19 | 4:30 PMRobert Day will read from his new book, Where I Am Now. The Kansas native is an award-winning author and highly regarded professor, and a vivid storyteller. Day's short fiction has been awarded two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short Story and Pushcart citations.Co-sponsored by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders
Thursday, September 20 | 4:00 PMJournalist David Lida has made Mexico City his home since 1990, and will read from his forthcoming novel. In 2006, Lida began conducting investigations for defense lawyers whose Mexican clients are facing the death penalty in the U.S. Lida retraces their lives, looking for mitigating circumstances in the hopes of convincing the prosecution to take death off the table. This work has taken him to the most downtrodden places in Mexico—from starving agricultural villages to cities plagued by the drug war.