Thursday, November 4th | 6:00-8:00 PM
Centennial Hall // Live Streamed
Ayad Akhtar is the author of the novels Homeland Elegies and American Dervish. As a playwright he has written Junk, Disgraced, The Who & The What, and The Invisible Hand. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Akhtar currently serves as the President of PEN America. In 2021, he was named the New York State Author, succeeding Colson Whitehead, by the New York State Writers Institute.