Reading by Jeffrey Eugenides
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and University of Chicago's 2013 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence, Jeffrey Eugenides, reading from his latest work and in conversation with WBEZ's Donna Seaman.
Book signing and reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Jeffrey Eugenides has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011). The Virgin Suicides was turned into a film produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Médicis. The Marriage Plot was a finalist of the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, a New York Times notable book, and one of the top books of the year according to lists made by Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and The Telegraph.
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Creative Writing, the Scherer Center, the Committee on Social Thought, the Franke Institute, and the Office of Provost.