The President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series will provide an opportunity for all to gather, learn and discuss the ideas and issues that animate our communities. President Bodnar looks forward to hosting a series that challenges all of us to engage in meaningful—and enjoyable—learning both on campus and in the community.

Tommy Orange

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Title: A Conversation with Tommy Orange

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

UC Ballroom

6:30 p.m. (doors) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)

Tommy Orange Biography

Tommy Orange is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "There There", a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. "There There" was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Orange is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in Angel’s Camp, California.

His book "There There" is this year's Griz Read.