Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture presents a conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides

Nov. 8, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Villard Room, Main Building

Hosted by Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of three novels. His first, The Virgin Suicides, published in 1993, is now considered a modern classic. The novel was also made into a film by Sofia Coppola.

Middlesex appeared in 2002, going on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the WELT-Literaturpreis, and the Santiago de Compostela Literary Prize from Spain. Middlesex was also a finalist for the Prix Médicis, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis.

In 2011, Eugenides published The Marriage Plot, which became a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named as the best novel of that year by independent booksellers in the United States. The Marriage Plot also won the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize in France.

Fresh Complaint, a collection of short stories, was published in 2017.

Eugenides is the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Professor in American Letters at New York University. His work has been translated into over 35 languages. He is a member both of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


headshot of  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides
Jeffrey Eugenides
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