The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading

Recipients of the 2018 Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication will read from their works:

Catherine Chung MFA ‘06 Writer
Ezra Dan Feldman MFA ’08, PhD ‘17 Poet
Sara Eliza Johnson BA ‘06 Poet
Sarah Scoles MFA ‘10 Nonfiction Writer

Catherine Chung was born in Evanston, IL and studied mathematics at the University of Chicago before receiving her MFA from Cornell. She is the author of Forgotten Country, and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a Granta New Voice, and a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. Her new novel, The Tenth Muse, is forthcoming from Ecco in 2019. Ezra Dan Feldman is the author of Habitat of Stones, which won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award. He has published in RHINO, Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, The Los Angeles Review, Gertrude, and other journals.

Reading by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist & cultural critic Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from his work as the final part of the Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series, presented by the Cornell University English Department’s Creative Writing program. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His current book is the bestselling short story collection, The Refugees. Most recently he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.

Networking@Rev: Demystifying Deep Tech

How is deep tech transforming our world? What deep tech innovations are on the horizon? What are the challenges with scaling complex technologies? Startups from deep tech companies will showcase their technologies and share the challenges faced when launching deep tech companies. ALL are welcome.

The Eamon McEneaney Memorial Reading by Alice McDermott

Novelist Alice McDermott will read from her work as the second part of the Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series, presented by the Cornell University English Department’s Creative Writing program. Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Her seventh novel, Someone, was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Three of her previous novels—After This, At Weddings and Wakes, and That Night—were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Charming Billy won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998.