F286. A Reading and Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sponsored by the Authors Guild

Ballroom A, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
Friday, February 10, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Join us for this featured event with two of the most critically acclaimed thinkers of our time, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Adichie has received numerous awards and distinctions including the Orange Prize for Half of a Yellow Sun, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Americanah, and a Macarthur Fellowship. Coates, also a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, is the National Correspondent for The Atlantic, and he won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me. Both will read from their latest work, and will participate in a discussion moderated by writer and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller.



E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist and the board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies. He was inducted into the Washington, DC Hall of Fame in 2015.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, as well as the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. She also speaks at events around the world, including two TED Talks: “The Danger of a Single Story” and “We Should All Be Feminists”—which has now been published as a book. Adichie has received numerous accolades, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Orange Prize (now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction), and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me and the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. A former Village Voice writer, Coates is an Atlantic National Correspondent, where he has written many influential articles, including “The Case for Reparations.” Among his many honors includes the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, the George Polk Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Coates was previously the Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT, and is currently the journalist in residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY.


February 7–10, 2024
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