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Susan Choi

Susan Choi is the author of five novels, including American Woman (2004), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; My Education (2014), which won a Lammy Award; and, most recently, Trust Exercise, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Time, and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. In 2010, Choi was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W. G. Sebald Award. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, and worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker. She teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and lives in Brooklyn.

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Durst Distinguished Lecture Series

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Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, 2023