2014 Literary Awards
The DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH and PURDUE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES are pleased to announce the 83rd Annual Literary Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014. This year's speaker is Haitian-American fiction writer, Edwidge Danticat.
Winner of the 1999 American Book Award for her novel, The Farming of Bones, Ms. Danticat has published three other novels, most recently Claire of the Sea Light; the story collection Krik? Krak!; a family memoir, Brother, I’m Dying; and the young adult novels, Behind the Mountains and Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490. In 2009 she received a MacArthur “Genius” Award.
The following events are planned:
April 17, 4:30 pm - Literary Awards pre-dinner reception, Anniversary Drawing Room, Purdue Memorial Union (included with the ticket price for the banquet)
April 17, 5:30 pm - Literary Awards Banquet, North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. The Banquet includes dinner, the Literary Awards ceremony and remarks from Ms. Danticat about the creative process. All first and second place award winners will receive complimentary tickets. Other tickets ($25 adults/$17 students) can be purchased in Room 324, Heavilon Hall on the Purdue Campus beginning March 24 through April 11, 2014.
April 17, 8:00 pm - Edwidge Danticat Reading, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Free and open to the public.