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Some Favorite Writers: Fred D’Aguiar & Justin Torres

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

Two critically acclaimed writers unfurl disparate tales of youth. The British Guyanese writer Fred D’Aguiar’s staggering 2014 novel about the lost children of the Jonestown massacre, Children of Paradise, shimmers with magical realism and reveals rarely reported facts behind an ignominious tragedy. Justin Torres’s haunting novella We the Animals follows three multiethnic brothers from Brooklyn as they tear their way through their childhood in rural upstate New York. 

This series of readings is organized by author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

Complimentary coffee and tea served. A book signing will follow the reading.

This series is supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.