We're thrilled to welcome National Book Award winner (and Evanston native) Charles Johnson for this rare local appearance in conversation with Tsehaye Hebert to celebrate his latest book Night Hawks. This masterful story collection, thirteen years in the making, showcases the incredible range and resonant voice of this American treasure.
Charles Johnson is a novelist, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. A MacArthur fellow, his fiction includes Night Hawks, Dr. King’s Refrigerator, Dreamer, Faith and the Good Thing, and Middle Passage, for which he won the National Book Award. In 2002 he received the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Seattle.
This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.