Humanities New York Pulitizer 'Campfire' Readings and Discussion: Reaching for the American Dream

Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion series, featuring works that won the annual award for fiction. Each of our featured authors depicts our struggle to better ourselves and achieve the American dream -- and each explores how, despite our efforts, we can end up unfulfilled or at odds with other elements of society.
Facilitator: Andrew Stambuk, Department of English, Hofstra University

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited to 15 participants Per reading/discussion. Sponsored by Humanities New York in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Humanities New York will lend registered participants copies of the books to be discussed for a refundable $10 deposit.

Light Refreshments served.

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Session 2: Thursday, October 19, 4:30-6 p.m.
Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
Two writers and friends experience very different pathways through life in the 20th century, reflecting America’s changing relationship with art, commerce and life

Session 3: Thursday, November 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Session 4: Thursday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Location for all discussions: Hofstra Hall Parlor, South Campus

For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

Thursday, October 19, 2017



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