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Hannah Moscovitch

Prize recipient Hannah Moscovitch reads from her play Bunny at the 2016 festival. 

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Cathedrals of the Imagination

Borges famously said that he imagined paradise to be a kind of library. Many writers would agree. Yale Press Director and NHFPL Board Member John Donatich talks to novelists C. E. Morgan, Jerry Pinto, and Tessa Hadley about the role that libraries have played in the development of their imaginative work.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and Yale University Press.

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Hilton Als: James Baldwin in the 21st Century

Hilton Als and Professor Jacqueline Goldsby discuss the legacy of one of our most significant and complicated authors in post-Civil Rights, post-Ferguson, almost post-Obama America.

Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and the Whitney Humanities Center.

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Patti Smith: Devotion

Patti Smith delivers the 2016 Windham-Campbell Lecture. “Devotion,” an expanded version of the lecture, will be published by Yale University Press in 2017.

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Stanley Crouch

Prize recipient Stanley Crouch reads from the unpublished second volume of his Charlie Parker biography at the 2016 festival. 

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Hilton Als

Prize recipient Hilton Als reads from an unpublished essay at the 2016 festival. 

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The Art of Fiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham discusses fiction writing withWindham-Campbell Prize winners Teju Cole, Helon Habila, and Ivan Vladislavić at the 2015 Prize Festival.

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The Art of the Essay

National Book Award-winning author Edward Ball leads a discussion with Anne Fadiman and Windham-Campbell Prize winners Geoff Dyer and John Jeremiah Sullivan at the 2015 Prize Festival.

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Hilton Als by Dominique Nabokov

Hilton Als                                              (Photo: Dominique Nabokov)

The full program for the 2015 Windham-Campbell Literary Festival is live! All events free and open to the public.

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Hilton Als by Dominique Nabokov

Hilton Als by Dominique Nabokov

Hilton Als will give the keynote address at this year’s prize ceremony on Monday, September 28

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