Distinguished Lecture: Susan Choi, 2019 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

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Renowned fiction writer Susan Choi, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction for her book Trust Exercise, will visit the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and deliver a distinguished lecture on her ongoing work with NDIAS Fellows and invited guests.

Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.  Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2010 she was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award. Her fourth novel, My Education, received a 2014 Lammy Award. Her fifth novel, Trust Exercise, won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. Her first book for children, Camp Tiger, was also published in 2019. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she teaches fiction writing at Yale and lives in Brooklyn.