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Global Georgia / Betty Jean Craige Lecture: Alexander Chee “On Productive Ambivalence”


Author image of Alexander Chee
Event date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event Location

Ciné
234 Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601

This lecture is presented as the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture, co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts in partnership with the department of English, the Georgia Review, and the Creative Writing Program. It is part of the Willson Center's Global Georgia public events series. Avid Bookshop will be selling copies of Chee’s books during the event.

Alexander Chee is the bestselling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, all from Mariner Books. A contributing editor at The New Republic and an editor at large at VQR, his essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewanee Review, and the 2016 and 2019 Best American Essays. He was guest-editor for The Best American Essays of 2022.

He is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, and the recipient of a Whiting Award, a NEA Fellowship, an MCCA Fellowship, the Randy Shilts Prize in gay nonfiction, the Paul Engle Prize, the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Leidig House, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak.

Chee is a full professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and lives in Vermont.

The annual Betty Jean Craige lecture honors Craige, University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and a former director of the Willson Center.

For accessibility requests, contact events@avidbookshop.com. Please submit your request at least two weeks before the event.

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How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays By Alexander Chee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

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Edinburgh By Alexander Chee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544916128
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

The Queen Of The Night By Alexander Chee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544925472
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016