The iconic mentor shares a sharp interest in the notion of future with her protégée, whose future she unwittingly shaped with her writings. A long-time admirer of Margaret Atwood, Naomi Alderman is prepared for a stimulating year.
The mentor, a master of German letters, moves easily across forms and genres in a way that inspired his protégée, a young poet, as she explored a new literary medium, the memoir.
Worlds apart in terms of geography, culture and experience, the paths of the mentor and protégée converged naturally, as a vital experience of life and literature brought them together in a close, spontaneous partnership.
Each living far from his birthplace, the mentor and protégé meet in their literary explorations of exclusion and exile.
Antonio García Ángel thought Mario Vargas Llosa was going to help him write a new novel. In fact, Llosa showed him a whole new way of working.
On the basis of work-in-progress Leigh sent, Morrison knew that Leigh was the one. “Her plans and ideas were so compelling to me,” she says.
March 2013 A literary event gives two formidable authors the chance to discuss writing across cultures and languages.
May 2012 Read excerpts from 2012-2013 Literature protégée Naomi Alderman's works created prior to the year of mentoring.
April 2012 Tracy K. Smith, 2010-2011 protégée, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.