The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of English welcomes novelist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum as the featured speaker for its 2015 Patricia Eliet Memorial Lecture from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 27, in the Loker Student Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bynum is the author of two novels, “Ms. Hempel Chronicles,” a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award, and “Madeleine Is Sleeping,” winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House, the Georgia Review, and the Best American Short Stories 2004 and 2009.
The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award in 2005 and an NEA Fellowship, Bynum was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by the New Yorker in 2010. She teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design.
Sponsored by the Department of English, English Graduate Association, College of Arts and Humanities, and Associated Students Inc., the lecture series honors former CSU Dominguez Hills professor of English Patricia Eliet, who taught at the university from 1969 to 1990.
For more information, contact the Department of English at (310) 243-3322.