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 four 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.
FacilitatorAndrew Stambuk, Department of English, Hofstra University

Advance registration is required. Humanities New York will lend registered participants copies of the books to be discussed.


Session 3: Thursday, November 9, 4:30-6 p.m.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Dominican-American Oscar Wao’s nerdy fantasies provide a springboard for
Diaz to interrogate the multigenerational experiences of one immigrant family.

Session 4: Thursday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
These short stories look at the challenges of Indian-Americans in adapting
to life in America while staying true to the culture and traditions of previous

Location for all discussions: Hofstra Hall Parlor, South Campus

Sponsored by Humanities New York in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 15 participants per
reading/discussion. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link below. Please only register for one person (Just Me).

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

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