GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will give away 1,000 copies of The Known World by Edward P. Jones. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Washington, D.C., resident, Mr. Jones is the first Wang Visiting Professor in Contemporary English Literature. He will be in residence in the English Department during the entire spring semester of 2009.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to read the book and participate in a series of campus events, starting with an inaugural reading by the author at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in Jack Morton Auditorium, which is free and open to the public.
Get your copy of the book on Wednesday, Dec. 10 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Marvin Center, 800 21st St., N.W., Washington, D.C.