The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. This year’s 2011 literary series is devoted to Italian authors. On Monday, April 11, Paolo Giordano!

Paolo Giordano was born in Turin, Italy in 1982. He is a professional physicist and is currently working on a doctorate in particle physics, but just a couple of years ago he won Italy’s premier literary award, the Premio Strega (as well as the Premio Campiello Opera Prima award), for his first novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers. That book was the most sold book in 2008 in Italy selling over a million copies and is currently being translated into thirty languages and has sold all over the world receiving many more awards.

Time: Monday, April 11, 7:00 PM
Location: Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries
Contact: Tracey Swan
Phone: (714) 532-6026

Coming up …
April 25: Giuseppe Conte
All the events begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Henley Reading Room on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries. The readings and lectures are free and open to the public.