Cropper Writers Series: Bharati Mukherjee
Date and Time
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institue for Peace & Justice Theater
Bharati Mukherjee is the author of The Middleman and Other Stories, which won the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award.
After receiving a B.A. from the University of Calcutta and an M.A. in English and ancient Indian culture from the University of Baroda, Mukherjee moved to the United States, where she earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Mukherjee is a distinguished professor of English at the University of Califonia, Berkeley and a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Award. Mukherjee is the author of numerous works, both fiction and nonfiction, including Jasmine, The Holder of the World, Leave It to Me, and more recently, Desirable Daughters and The Tree Bride.
The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established in 2004 by Barrie and Dorothy Cropper in memory of their daughter Lindsay, an alumna of USD, English major and aspiring writer. The purpose of the center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual writers series, sponsoring writing workshops, and granting awards for creative writing.
For information about the center, go to www.croppercenter.com.