Join us in the library as Namwali Serpell talks about her work as a writer and her first novel The Old Drift.
Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing for her story “The Sack.” She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for women writers in 2011 and was selected for the Africa39, a 2014 Hay Festival project to identify the best African writers under 40. Her first published story, “Muzungu,” was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2009 and shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize. The Old Drift (Hogarth, 2019) is her first novel.
Thursday, January 9 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Valley Library, Main Floor Rotunda
201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis, OR 97331