The Belknap Visitors in the Humanities
The program of Belknap Visitors was created to recognize distinguished individuals in the arts and letters. Past visitors have been Eudora Welty, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Roy Lichtenstein, Athol Fugard, Doris Lessing, John Updike, Edward Albee, Czeslaw Milosz, Carlos Fuentes, Frank Stella, Robertson Davies, Peter Sellars, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Harold Pinter, Adrienne Rich, Maurice Sendak, Wim Wenders, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Twyla Tharp, Ricky Jay, Toshiko Takaezu, Meryl Streep, Roz Chast, Alice Waters, David Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Rich, and Maya Lin.
Belknap Visitors spend an intensive day on campus.
Toni Morrison, recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom will be the first visitor. Much-loved Professor Emerita, she held the Robert F. Goheen Chair in the Humanities at Princeton from 1989 until her retirement in 2006. Her novel Beloved won both a Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. Her newest novel, Home, is the story of a young African-American soldier, returning from the Korean War to the pre-civil rights South. Her visit will take place on October 2.
Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone, the gripping account of Sierra Leonean child soldiers, will visit on November 12.
Details will be announced on the Humanities Council calendar and the University website.