Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

A Reading by Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (CANCELED)

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zilkha Gallery, Room 202

FREE! Masks required.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled.

With the publication of her debut book, The Undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio became the first undocumented finalist for a National Book Award. Her book was also named by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2020 and was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Time, NPR, The LA Times, The New York Public Library, Book Riot, Vulture, and the Library Journal. The Undocumented Americans is also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award for best first book. She has written about immigration, music, beauty, and mental illness for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, This American Life, Glamour, Elle, and Vogue, among others. A graduate of Harvard University and a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Yale, she lives in New Haven with her partner and their dog.

This reading is co-sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94), on display from Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, December 11, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm. For more information, please visit the Zilkha Gallery website. The exhibition and related programming is provided by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department, the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, African Studies, and CT Humanities.

A Q&A will follow the reading.

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