Some Favorite Writers: Alain Mabanckou

Wednesday May 2, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

"Mesmerizing . . . [Mabanckou] somehow manages to make a book about killers in a remote African village eerily charming." —Los Angeles magazine on Memoirs of a Porcupine

Alain Mabanckou, one of Africa’s major writers, is the author of six volumes of poetry and nine novels. He received the Subsaharan African Literature Prize for Blue-White-Red, and the Prix Renaudot for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French journal Lire as one of the 50 writers to watch out for this coming century. He currently teaches literature at UCLA.

A book signing will follow the reading.

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.