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“Making Monsters: A Conversation and Reading with Victor LaValle”

  • Washington University in St. Louis Women's Building Formal Lounge (map)

Pre-lecture reception, 5:45 pm. Book signing to follow the lecture.

Victor LaValle is the author of the The Changeling, a retelling of the classic dark fairy tale, and Victor LaValle’s DESTROYER, a comic book that marries the Frankenstein legend with Black Lives Matter.

He is also author of the short-story collection Slapboxing with Jesus; the novels The Ecstatic, Big Machine and The Devil in Silver; and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. LaValle has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award and the key to Southeast Queens.

Supported in part through funding from the Office of the Provost, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program. Co-sponsored by Assembly Series, Washington University; Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Washington University; Center for the Humanities, Washington University; Department of English, Washington University; Kemper Art Museum, Washington University; Left Bank Books; Neureuther Library Lecture Series, Washington University Libraries.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is among the nation’s leading university museums, serving the cultural and intellectual life of Washington University in St. Louis and the surrounding community. The Museum is closed until fall 2019 for the construction of a major expansion designed to increase exhibitions and provide greater access to the renowned art collection for students, scholars, and the public.