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The Hausman Lecture Series

The English Department is happy to sponsor the annual Hausman Lecture, which brings an award-winning author to read on campus each fall. This event is generously funded by Richard and Edna Hausman. 

The 2015 Hausman Lecture has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014.



2015 Jennifer Egan

2014 Louise Glück

2013 Diane Ackerman

2012 Amy Tan

2011 Robert Hass  

2010 Amy Bloom    

2009 Yusef Komunyakaa    

2008 Naomi Shihab Nye    

2007 Barry Lopez

2006 David Foster Wallace

2005 Frank McCourt

2004 Ellen Gillchrist  

2003 Billy Collins  

2002 Michael Ondaatje

2001 Robert Pinsky

2000 Ama Ata Aidoo

1999 Charles Simic

1998 Anna Quindlen

1997 William Styron

1996 Robert Pack    

1995 Maya Angelou    

1994 Joyce Carol Oates    

1993 William Snodgrass    

1992 Mary Gordon

1991 John Edgar Wideman

1990 Stanley Kunitz

1989 Gwendolyn Brooks

1988 John Barth

1987 E. L. Doctorow

1986 Czeslaw Milosz

1985 Denise Levertov

1984 I. B. Singer

1983 Jorges Luis Borges

1982 Paul Theroux


  • Jennifer Egan
2015 Hausman Lecture: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She is the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories and the bestselling The Keep. Her most recent novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her non-fiction articles appear frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award, and “The Bipolar Kid” received a 2009 NAMI Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm, the Hausman Lecture will take place at the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. Jennifer Egan will give a reading, take questions and sign copies of her books.

Photo Credit: Pieter M. Van Hattem