New Novel by Professor José Manuel Prieto

Professor José Manuel Prieto of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has just published a new novel Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia. The novel has been receiving excellent reviews. Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia is a novel that defies chronology and conformity, and finds the sublime in the trivial, ranging from meditations on Bach and Dostoyevsky to Italian alligator shoes and toothpaste.

“A terrifyingly original writer, José Manuel Prieto’s prose shakes the walls of the literary kingdom.” —Gary Shteyngart

For more information please contact:
Maxim Matusevich
(973) 761-9386

Political Scientists Lecture Series

Seton Hall University College of Arts & Sciences Presents: Distinguished Lectures featuring political scientists. These lectures are open to the public.

The first, on Thursday January 24 (12:30 to 2 p.m.) features Professor John Sides of George Washington University. John Sides will speak about the 2012 election and his new book on the campaign The Gamble. He will be speaking in the Faculty Club in the University Center. This event is also sponsored by the MPA program of the Political Science & Public Affairs Department.

For more information please contact:
Wigeby Toussaint
(973) 761-9510

Jennifer Egan Reads at Seton Hall

Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan will read from her work as part of the Poetry-in-the-Round reading series on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite in the University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Jennifer Egan is the author of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. Published by Knopf in 2010, the book was included on numerous Best of 2010 lists, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Slate, Salon, and People. In addition to being awarded the Pulitzer, A Visit from the Goon Squad won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction, was nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction and for the Pen/Faulkner award, and was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. In addition to her numerous awards, HBO selected Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad for a series treatment. Egan is also the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel that became a feature film starting Cameron Diaz, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, and The Keep, which was a national bestseller. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, 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.

For more information please contact:
Nathan Oates
(347) 351-8828