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 2022 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence is Ben Lerner

 

Ben Lerner leaning in a chair, black and white photo.

Past Kestnbaum Writers-in-Residence

2021
Valeria Luiselli

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