Richard Rodriguez, 27th Annual ODU Literary Festival

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Featured Participant

Festival Date



North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

Richard Rodriguez's autobiography, Hunger of Memory, was greeted with great acclaim upon its publication. His second book, Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father, was one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in the nonfiction category. His most recent book is Brown: The Last Discovery of America, in which he explores the notion of being "brown" in America and of how the emerging culture of multi-racial, polyethnic peoples, motivated by a variety of interests and educated through the spheres of many cultures, is redefining current notions of minority and majority. Rodriguez is a frequent essayist on "The News Hour" with Jim Lehrer.


Rodriguez read on Thursday, October 7th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.


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