Literary Arts Lab: An Evening with Jennifer Croft

October 21, 2022 6:00PM
Logan Center for the Arts, Penthouse

A reading by Jennifer Croft and moderated Q&A by Vu Tran. Refreshments will be provided.

Jennifer Croft won a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her novel Amadou (Bloomsbury, 2024), the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her illustrated memoir Homesick and the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is also the author of Serpientes y escaleras and Notes on Postcards, as well as the translator of Federico Falco’s A Perfect Cemetery, Romina Paula’s August, Pedro Mairal’s The Woman from Uruguay, Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob (a finalist for the Kirkus Prize), Sylvia Molloy’s Dislocations, and Sebastián Martínez Daniell’s Two Sherpas. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from Northwestern University.

Vu Tran is the author of Dragonfish and a forthcoming novel, Your Origins. His writing has also appeared in publications like the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Best American Mystery Stories, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the NEA, MacDowell, Yaddo, and Bread Loaf, and is currently an Associate Professor of Practice in English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

Literary Arts Lab is a three-day festival of readings, panels, and Q&As featuring writers Eula Biss, Jennifer Croft, John Keene, Suketu Mehta, and Aisha Sabatini Sloan.

This event is sponsored by UChicago’s Program in Creative Writing and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.