NoViolet Bulawayo MFA '10 // Cornell Zalaznick Reading Series

Buffalo Street Books is proud to partner with Cornell University's Department of Literatures in English to provide book sales for the Fall 2022 Zalaznick Reading Series.

The Fall 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series, beginning Sept. 8, will feature acclaimed writers from around the world. The series, hosted by Cornell’s Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, brings innovative, award-winning authors to read from their work on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

All readings are free and open to the public, and take place on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall. Each event closes with a live Q&A and is followed by a book signing with books for purchase on-site from Buffalo Street Books.

On Sept. 8, novelist NoViolet Bulawayo MFA ’10 will read from her fiction. Her debut novel, “We Need New Names,” won the PEN/Hemingway Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize—marking the first time a Black woman from Africa received this recognition. Her latest novel, “Glory,” establishes Bulawayo as a new and essential voice in the fiction of the contemporary African diaspora. The most translated author in modern Zimbabwean history, Bulawayo grew up in Zimbabwe; while earning her MFA from Cornell, she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She has also held fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford.


Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
Cornell University, G70 Klarman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850
We Need New Names: A Novel By NoViolet Bulawayo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316230841
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 20th, 2014

Glory: A Novel By NoViolet Bulawayo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525561132
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Published: Viking - March 8th, 2022