On Thursday April 14, novelist Daniel José Older gave a talk and reading in the Institute for Writing Studies Lounge. All the seats were full, and people stood in the back. There were undergraduate and graduate students, and students and faculty from English and First Year Writing. Older read from his new novel, Midnight Taxi Tango. He spoke about race and fantasy fiction, about his work challenging genre conventions, including urban history and cityscapes. Students were particularly interested in his activism as a writer, and asked questions about that, and about his work writing Young Adult fiction. Older stayed long after the reading to talk informally with students and faculty.
This Spring 2016 semester, Professor Holder is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department at St. John’s University. To learn more about Daniel, please see: http://ghoststar.net/.