Franke Visiting Fellow Hilton Als to give reading

Als, the fall 2019 Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center, will read on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. in the center’s auditorium.
Hilton Als

Hilton Als, the fall 2019 Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC), will give a reading titled “The Walk” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the center’s auditorium, 53 Wall St.

Als is a staff writer and chief theater critic at The New Yorker. He is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction that explore gender, race, and identity: “The Women” (1996) and “White Girls” (2013), which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Lambda Literary Award. Als received a Windham-Campbell Prize for Literature in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017. A former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, he is an associate professor in the writing program at Columbia University. He has also taught at Yale, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Smith.

The Franke Visiting Scholars and Artists Program is made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Franke. The creation of this residential fellowship is intended to ensure ongoing interdisciplinary exchange and creative debate at the WHC in particular and at Yale in general. The Frankes have also endowed an annual lecture series and the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities at the WHC.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-432-0670 or email

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