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Arts and Performance

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Valeria Luiselli

March 10, 2021 at 5:00pm6:00pm EST

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The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences presents the Raymond Carver Reading Series.

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. The recipient of a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, she is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, and Lost Children Archive, and the books of essays Sidewalks and Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, and an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, the Booker Prize, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She has taught at Bard College since 2019 and lives in New York City.

Normally these readings take place in Gifford Auditorium on Syracuse University’s main campus and are open to the public, but because of the global-health situation the Spring 2021 Reading Series will be conducted virtually. If you are interested in a Zoom invitation to a particular reading, please contact Sarah Harwell at

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This event was published on February 18, 2021.

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