Writers At Newark: Edward P. Jones, Natasha Trethewey
OR Multipurpose Room 231 (Located in Paul Robeson Campus Center)
Edward P. Jones has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his Novel The Known World. His first colelction of short stories, Lost in the City, won PEN/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award. His most recent collection, All Aunt Hagar's Children, has become a bestseller. He recieved a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.
Natasha Trethewey is the 19th United States Poet Laureate. She is the author of the poetry collections Thrall, Native Guard, winner of a 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq's Ophelia, a 2003 American Library Association Notable Book and Domestic Work. She has also written Beyond Katrina: A meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She has recieved fellowships from the Guggenhelm and Rocefeller Foundations.