SUMMER 2016: Hari Kunzru, Terese Svoboda, Deborah Heiligman, Geoffrey Brock, Leigh Newman.
Evening readings on our Florham Campus are open to the public.
Recent Visiting Writers, January 2015
Recent Visiting Writers, August 2013
Tanuja Dasai Hidier
is an author/singer/songwriter born and raised in the USA and now based in London. Her first novel, Born Confused, the first-ever south Asian American coming of age novel, was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.
is an American poet and was the New York State Poet Laureate from 2008–2010. Her poetry collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965–2003, was awarded the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry.
is an award-winning novelist. He was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men (2006) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian’s First Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
is a literary critic, essayist, and novelist. He is Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. His most recent collection of essays is The Fun Stuff:
is an American freelance writer and was the books editor for the New York Observer from 1996-2009. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. He has recently published an extensive biography, Updike, about the author John Updike.
is an award-winning novelist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
is an English poet who resides in London. Her collection Exactly My Own Length (2011) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and won the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. She also writes plays, short fiction, lyrics and libretti.
Past Visiting Writers