Alexander Chee - Distinguished Author
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.: Live from Prairie Lights
Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, all from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewaneee Review, The Yale Review, and Guernica, among others, and anthologized in the 2016 and 2019 Best American Essays.
He is the winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose, and a 2021 US Artists Fellowship, as well as the Randy Shilts Prize in gay nonfiction, the Paul Engle Prize, the 2018 One Story Magazine’s Mentor of the Year Award, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak.
He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.
In addition to the evening lecture, Professor Chee will lead an informal roundtable on Wednesday, May 12, at noon. Zoom meeting link.
Winners of the 2020–21 English Writing Awards will be presented after the reading.