Sapphire's novel Push (1996) won the Book-of-the-Month Club's Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and in Great Britain, the Mind Book of the Year Award. Precious received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. Her long-awaited second novel, The Kid, will be published by Penguin in April. Sapphire is also the author of two collections of poetry.... Plus she is an alum from Brooklyn College's MFA Program in Creative Writing.
April 12, 2011
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
New York City College of Technology
Klitgord Center, 285 Jay St., Brooklyn