September 2012 Archives

Nuruddin Farah Interviewed in Guardian

NuruddinFarahSomali novelist and CLA Winton Chair Nuruddin Farah, who is housed in English during his time at the University of Minnesota, is interviewed at length in the Guardian (September 21 issue). This December Farah completes his three year term as the Winton Chair, but not before he celebrates the paperback release of his 2011 novel Crossbones (7:30 pm October 29 at the Loft Literary Center). He will also present the latest version of his play A Stone Thrown at the Guilty with staged public readings in late November/early December; he has been collaborating with Russian-via-Britain theater director Irina Brown, who has directed for the Royal National Theatre (Brown will be in attendance). In addition, he is teaching the English graduate seminar International Fiction Written in Second Tongues.

High Ranking in Literary Criticism/Theory

U.S. News & World Report published its 2012 rankings of graduate schools, and the University of Minnesota is ranked #13 among public and private universities in the Literary Criticism and Theory field within English. Congratulations to our impressive faculty and graduate students!

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