Saint Louis University is proud to launch the Campus Read in conjunction with the St. Louis Literary Award, now in its 52nd year of honoring some of the world's most distinguished writers, including Margaret Atwood and Steven Sondheim among others.
Before this year, the University has sponsored the Common First Year Read for incoming students. The Campus Read, however, is open to all SLU students, faculty and staff.
2019 Award Recipient: Edwidge Danticat
This year's award recipient is Edwidge Danticat, the acclaimed Haitian-American writer and twice finalist of the National Book Award, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the MacArthur "Genius Grant." Danticat's latest work recently appeared in a write up in the New York Times.
The Campus Read is Breath, Eyes, Memory, the novel that launched Danticat's career, loosely based on some of her own immigrant experiences. It is free and available to the entire SLU community at the front desk of Pius Library on North Campus and the Medical Center Library on South Campus. There will be four discussion opportunities, including one on South Campus and the other three on North Campus. Please see the details below as well as a message from the Drs. Pestello in support of this year's events.
Campus Read program announced by Drs. Fred and Francis Pestello
Previous Book Discussions
- "Brother, I'm Dying" - Monday, June 24, 2019
- "Breath, Eyes, Memory" - Monday, July 29, 2019.
- "The Farming of Bones" - Monday, August 26, 2019
Please send comments and suggestions to Saint Louis University Library Associates.