Tara Westover

Some Favorite Writers: Tara Westover

Tara Westover’s debut tells the incredible story of her upbringing by survivalists in the Idaho mountains and her dogged pursuit of a formal education at age 17. "Beautiful and propulsive" (Vogue), Westover’s memoir is not just about her exceptional childhood but also about finding the will to escape it. Westover holds a BA from Brigham Young University and an MPhil and PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2010.

Readings are followed by discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

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