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Feb 25 2010

Salman Rushdie Archive

by Jimmy L

Celebrated British novelist Salman Rushdie will have a multimedia exhibit of his life and works at the Emory Library’s Schatten Gallery from February 26 to September 26, 2010.  The exhibit is called “A World Mapped by Stories: The Salman Rushdie Archive,” and as part of the opening festivities tomorrow (Friday, February 26) there will be a symposium with Rushdie and other authors.  Read the full press release to find out more details.

The DeKalb County Public Library has copies of many of Rushdie’s novels, including Shame, Midnight’s Children, which won the Man Booker Prize as well as the Best of Booker Prize in 2008, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and about a kazillion others.


Dec 26 2007

Alice Walker archive to Emory University

by Heather O

Georgia writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker plans on donating her literary archives to Emory University. Her archives will include her vast, award-winning body of work from childhood journals, early drafts, notebooks of poetry, and personal letters all detailing her journey as an author.

Her novel The Color Purple received the Pulitzer Prize, making Walker the firstAw1_2

African-American woman to win, the novel also received the National Book Award. Her contributions to literature ensure that her archives at Emory will be studied for years to come.

Emory University also holds an extensive African-American literary collection containing archives of Harlem Renaissance novelists and poets Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson, and hundreds of playscripts including works by Zora Neale Hurston and August Wilson, among many others. Recent archives and papers acquired include those of Salman Rushdie, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney.

Search the DCPL catalog for the works of Alice Walker

Emory University news release

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Oct 10 2007

The Dalai Lama in Atlanta

by Heather O

Dl_2Emory University will host a series of events leading to the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, an Emory Presidential Distinguished Professor October 19-22, 2007. Emory University is one of the leading centers of Tibetan philosophy and religious studies in the West and the only stop in the Southern United States for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Many of these events are free and open to the public culminating in a public talk in Centennial Olympic Park on Monday October 22nd.


For more information on the various events:




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