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Novelist Zadie Smith wins CCNY's Langston Hughes Medal

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Novelist Zadie Smith wins CCNY's Langston Hughes Medal

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WHAT: Zadie Smith, the award-winning British-born novelist, is the recipient of The City College of New York’s Langston Hughes Medal. The presentation ceremony will be preceded by a symposium on her work, featuring scholars and writers. Jacqueline Woodson, renowned author and 2015 Langston Hughes Medalist, will make the presentation to Smith.

WHO:
Zadie Smith;
Jacqueline Woodson;
Novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn;
Writer Kaitlyn Greenidge;
Scholar and writer Robert Higney;
Scholar and writer Tracey L. Walters;
Scholar and writer Emily Raboteau;
Scholar, writer and symposium moderator Vanessa K. Valdés

WHERE:
City College’s Aaron Davis Hall, Theater B, 135th St. and Convent Ave, NY, NY, 10031

WHEN: Langston Hughes Festival symposium, 12:30 – 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16; Award ceremony, 6:30 – 9 p.m

CONTACT:
Jay Mwamba, 212.650.7580; jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu.