Literature Program
 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center & Hallwalls present

Dinaw Mengestu

BABEL

Kleinhans Music Hall

Dinaw Mengestu is the award-winning author of How to Read the Air and All Our Names. His debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, garnered critical acclaim for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience in America, earning him comparisons to Fitzgerald and BABEL alum V.S. Naipaul. The recipient of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" Award, The New Yorker "20 under 40" award, The Guardian First Book Award and a MacArthur "genius" grant, Mengestu was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 2. A graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University's MFA program in Fiction, Mengestu is also a talented journalist whose articles have appeared in Harper's, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker.

 
 
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