Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward to field student questions during Ivy Hall session

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ivy Hall

Atlanta, GA

179 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Jesmyn Ward, lauded novelist and author of “Where the Line Bleeds” and “Salvage the Bones,” discusses her new memoir and takes questions from the audience during the Ivy Hall Writers Series Student Q-and-A session.

The Mississippi-born writer addresses the heartbreaking loss of five young men in her life in “Men We Reaped,” which was named one of the best books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, New York Magazine and Time magazine. Praised by critics as a “modern rejoinder to ‘Black Like Me’ and ‘Beloved,’” “Men We Reaped” is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.

Ward is the winner of the 2011 National Book Award for “Salvage” the story of a poor black family in the days immediately surrounding Hurricane Katrina.

The Q-and-A session is presented as part of the Ivy Hall Writers Series Spring 2014 schedule and is free and open to SCAD ID holders.