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Northwestern University's 2nd Annual Spring Writers' Festival: A Reading by Naeem Murr

Each year the English Major in Writing program at Northwestern University brings prominent writers to its campus for a week of events that includes writing classes, public readings and student conferences.

This year featured a public reading by Naeem Murr. Murr's first novel, The Boy, was a New York Times Notable Book. His latest novel, The Perfect Man, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best Book of Europe and South Asia and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His work has been translated into eight languages. He has received many awards for his writing, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pen Beyond Margins Award. Born and brought up inLondon, he has lived in the United States since his early twenties and currently resides in Chicago.


Recorded Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Northwestern University - Parkes Hall.

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