Dinaw Mengestu, Wesleyan’s 2011 Jacob Julien Visiting Writer, will be speaking at Russell House tomorrow night. Here’s a little taste of Dinaw Mengestu in the interview below. Don’t miss him tomorrow night at the Russell House! For the event post, click here.
Mengestu’s debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, earned him critical acclaim for its account of immigrant experiences in America. His second novel, How to Read the Air, was published this fall and has earned him further critical praise. In June 2010, Mengestu was selected as one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40? Writers to Watch.
Date: Thursday, April 7th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Russell House