Lafayette College Libraries will welcome award-winning author Valeria Luiselli to campus as the 2022 Hatfield Lecturer on March 31.

Luiselli will be presenting the 2022 Hatfield Lecture, “Migration Stories,” on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in room 104, Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. This event will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the lecture in-person and would like access to the recording, please register.

Valeria Luiselli was born Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. The author of Sidewalks; Faces in the Crowd; The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive, her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City. Luiselli has been the recipient a number of awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Fiction (The Story of My Teeth); the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction (Lost Children Archive); the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” award; a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Read more information about the lecture and events leading up to it.

The Hatfield Lecture series is funded by a generous gift from John L. Hatfield ‘67. This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, and the Department of English.

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