Elkin R. Isaac Keynote Lecturers

Jennine Capó Crucet

2019 Symposium Keynote Address

Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Presentation with Jennine Capó Crucet

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7 p.m.
Goodrich Chapel

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, winner of the International Latino Book Award for Best Latino-themed Fiction and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. The 2015 work was chosen as the selection for the fall 2018 Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience, a component of the William Atwell Brown, Jr., and Mary Brown Vacin First-Year Experience at Albion College.

Crucet's story collection How to Leave Hialeah won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award and the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald, the Miami New Times, and the Latinidad List.

A PEN/O. Henry Prize winner and a Bread Loaf Fellow, Crucet's writing has appeared in Guernica, Ploughshares, Epoch, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, and other print and digital magazines. Originally from Miami, Florida, she is an associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Reception and book-signing immediately following the program in Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.