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*March 8, 2012 at 7:30pm: Amanda Hesser *

Food writer for the New York Times, Time Magazine, and food52.com, Hesser’s books include The Essential New York Times Cookbook and Eat, Memory.

May 2, 2012 at 7:30pm: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian-born Adichie* *is the author of three books, including Purple Hibiscus (awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) and Half of a Yellow Sun (awarded the Orange Prize). She received a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship.

*May 24, 2012 at 7:30pm: Colum McCann *

McCann is the 2009 Winner of the National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, “the first great 9/11 novel.”

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