The Institute for Latino Studies' literary initiative, Letras Latinas, along with Creative Writing and Adelante ND welcome author Kristen Millares Young for a public reading from her debut novel. Young is the author of Subduction, a Paris Review staff pick called “whip-smart” by the Washington Post, a “brilliant debut” by the Seattle Times and an “utterly unique and important first novel” by Ms. Magazine. Subduction is a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards for best novel and best first book in 2020. An essayist, investigative journalist and book critic, Kristen served as Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House from 2018 to 2020.
In 2003, Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in History & Literature and citations in Latin American Studies and Spanish, later earning her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She teaches creative writing in English and Spanish at Hugo House, The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Chuckanut Writers Conference, Seattle Public Library and the University of Washington Continuum College.
This event is part of a suite of scholarly activities offered by the Institute for Latino Studies throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2020) at the University of Notre Dame.