literature & poetry

literature & poetry

Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam at International Artist Series

BIAS artists bring a global perspective to contemporary issues. Read a Q&A with series curator Professor Hisham Matar and BIAS artist, novelist Nadeem Aslam. And, see a video of writer Zadie Smith's Barnard visit.

Zadie Smith: Artist and Citizen

A reading by the author
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

The Barnard International Artist Series welcomes Zadie Smith, the author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man, for a reading from her newest novel, NW.  The prize-wining author will discuss race and identity, as well as the relationship between her private passions and her works’ global themes.

Barnard Sets the Stage for a Creative Life

Lauren Graham '88 talks with Anna Quindlen '74 and Barnard Magazine about writing and acting.

Of Letters, Leaks, and Tweets

When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

Fly Me to the Moon

Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”— as she jokes— during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the 32-year-old author deftly transports readers through that era, navigating territory that has seldom been traversed.

Writer on the Road

Jenny Milchman is conducting a phone interview from the front seat of her car parked on a street in Columbus, Ohio. Her daughter Sophie, 9, and son Caleb, 7, do their schoolwork in the back. 

New York City Woman: Barbara Lovenheim ’62

Newspaper stories, magazine profiles, books—an illustrious publishing career encourages this writer to create an online magazine for women on the “right side of 45”

Poetry Slam

For four days in April, the campus sprang to life with the sound of spoken-word poetry, as hundreds of performers converged at Barnard for the annual College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).

Marking 20 Years of Africana Studies

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.