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John Jeremiah Sullivan

Windham-Campbell Prize winner John Jeremiah Sullivan reads from an unpublished essay at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Windham-Campbell Prize winner Helon Habila reads from his novel Oil on Water at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Teju Cole

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Teju Cole reads from his novel Open City at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Helen Garner

Prize recipient Helen Garner reads from her essay “The Insults of Age” at the 2016 festival. 

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Tessa Hadley

Prize recipient Tessa Hadley reads from her short story “Dido's Lament,” which first appeared in the August 8 & 15, 2016 issue of The New Yorker

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins reads from his new play Everybody at the 2016 festival. 

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C. E. Morgan

Prize recipient C. E. Morgan reads from her novel The Sport of Kings at the 2016 festival. 

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Jerry Pinto

Prize recipient Jerry Pinto reads from his novel Em and the Big Hoom at the 2016 festival. 

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Good Girls, Bad Girls, White Girls, and Clever Girls

Resisting fixed identities is at the heart of creative endeavor. This might be especially true of gender. Professor Amy Hungerford talks to Hilton Als, Helen Garner, and Tessa Hadley about how this resistance comes to shape the work of the writer.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and the Department of English.

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Abbie Spallen

Abbie Spallen reads from her play Strandline at the 2016 festival. 

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