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Barnard alum receives nonfiction prize for Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

Three visiting writers teaching in the Barnard English Department this semester will read from their work.

Barnard welcomes renowned writer, Nobel laureate, and human rights leader.

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Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the nest, and her new ability to do a headstand.

Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor and neglected in society. In her recent book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, she portrays the hopes and hardships of the residents of a makeshift slum.

The goal of Barnard’s writing fellows program is simple: It’s meant to help every student write better, no matter what her major.

Even as a little girl, Jillian Medoff knew she wanted to be a writer, but she also knew early on that she didn’t want to have to rely on her art to make a living.

For more than 20 years, lawyer Vernā Bigger Myers has helped law firms and other institutions achieve a diverse workforce.

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