Lawrence Hill: Neilly Series Lecture Lecture (UReads)


Lawrence Hill: Neilly Series Lecture Lecture (UReads)





Join the University of Rochester community as we read and discuss the same book: Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. The Book: Someone Knows My Name

The novels tells the story of a young woman who forges her way to freedom after being abducted from her village in West Africa and sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. The book won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, and both CBC Canada Reads and Radio Canada’s Combat des livres. A television miniseries based on the book is currently in production. For more information about the novel, click here.

*Copies of the book are available at the University of Rochester River Campus Bookstore and at the Rush Rhees Library Circulation Desk.

The Author: Lawrence Hill

The son of American immigrants who moved to Canada in 1953, Mr. Hill was greatly influenced by his parents’ work in the human rights movement. Much of his writing reflects on issues of identity and belonging. He is the author of nine books. Mr. Hill has a B.A. in economics from Laval University in Quebec City and an M.A. in writing from John Hopkins University. He lives in Ontario and Newfoundland. For more information about the author, click  Lawrence Hill will present "Faction: The Merging of History and Fiction in Someone Knows My Name" on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Mr. Hill's lecture is part of the 2013-2014 Neilly Series. The series is sponsored by the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment and the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester. The Neilly Series is free and open to the public. Reserved parking is available in the Library Lot. This event will also be live streamed. A link will become available in the coming weeks.




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