Durst Distinguished Lecture-Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu is the author of three novels: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007), How to Read the Air (2010), and All Our Names (2014). A recipient of a Lannan Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, Mengestu was named a “20 Under 40” by The New Yorker in 2010. His essays and fiction have appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, and Granta.
The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment.