Zadie Smith among authors in Hopkins 2014-15 series

Lawrence Hill, Alan Hollinghurst and Aleksandar Hemon to visit campus

September 04, 2014|By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun

John Hopkins University will bring four authors to campus this season who combine critical acclaim and popular appeal.

The second annual President's Reading Series kicks off Sept. 23 with Canadian author Lawrence Hill, who recently completed writing a television miniseries adaptation of his 2007 novel, "The Book of Negroes." (It was released in the U.S. under the title, "Someone Knows My Name.")

Booker Award-winning novelist, poet and short-story writer Alan Hollinghurst visits the campus on Oct. 21; the Sarajevo-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, winner of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant will read from his work on March 31, and Zadie Smith, win of the Orange Prize For Fiction, will speak on April 28.

All readings are free and open to the public. For details, go to writingseminars.jhu.edu or call 410-516-6286.

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