As part of this year's Kenyon Review Literary Festival celebrations, we welcome Dawn Davies and Lesley Nneka Arimah, both 2019-2020 GLCA New Writers Award recipients, to Kenyon for a reading, q&a, and book-signing.
Dawn Davies has a BA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MFA from Florida International University. She has won several awards such as the Kentucky Women Writers' Betty Gabehart Prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction, a Pushcart Special Mention, and the 2019 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for General Nonfiction. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies as well as journals such as The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, Fourth Genre, Arts & Letters. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she does everything from work construction to teach college writing. MOTHERS OF SPARTA is her debut.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. Her stories have been honored with a National Magazine Award, a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, GRANTA and has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation and MacDowell. She was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and her debut collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY won the 2017 Kirkus Prize, the 2017 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was selected for the New York Times/PBS book club among other honors. Arimah is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing. Currently, she lives in Las Vegas.
Thursday, November 7 at 4:30pm
Finn House, Cheever Room
102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022
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