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Read with The New York Times Bestseller Ayana Mathis

Voices of the Rainbow hosting Mathis on April 1


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

AyanaMathisThe Department of English at LIU Brooklyn will present a reading by The New York Times bestselling author Ayana Mathis. Originally from Philadelphia, Mathis lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was a New York Times bestseller and named one of the “New York Times Notable Books of 2013.” It was also a selection for Oprah’s Book Club. The novel tells the story of one unforgettable family during the Great Migration of African American’s to the north beginning in 1910. Mathis’ first book was also named “NPR Best Book of the Year” and “Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year.”

Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. The reading will be held in the Health Sciences Building, room 121, on Tuesday, April 1, at Noon. The readings, part of the Voices of the Rainbow reading series, are free and open to the public. The series has been running for more than 20 years and has brought such distinguished authors as Edwidge Danticat, Tracy K. Smith, Paul Muldoon, Derek Walcott, Ha Jin, Junot Diaz, Cristina Garcia, Ishmael Reed, and Ntozake Shange to LIU Brooklyn.

Posted 03/24/2014

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