Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence

Valeria Luiselli

Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence

The Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence Program is one of the keynote events for the Program in Creative Writing each year, allowing the campus community to connect with notable contemporary authors and their work. 

The 2021 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence is Valeria Luiselli

Luiselli will participate in readings and panels as part of our Literary Arts Lab festival. Visit for details.


Past Writers-in-Residence

2019 Marlon James

2018 Percival Everett

2017 Edwidge Danticat

2016 Jennifer Egan

2015 Ben Marcus

2014 Lynne Tillman

2013 Jeffrey Eugenides

2012 Michael Ondaatje

2011 Joyce Carol Oates

2010 Jhumpa Lahiri

2009 Stuart Dybek

2008 George Saunders

2007 Lydia Davis

2006 Zadie Smith

2004 Art Spiegelman