NULC 2024 ~ March 28-30, 2024
Thank you for your participation in NULC 2023!
We were blown away by the level of talent shared and the questions coming out of our student sessions. Despite the snow, you all showed up ready to shine.
We will see you March 28-30, 2024!
Sarah Vause and Mike Vause, Co-Directors of the National Undergraduate Literature Conference
Dana Gibson, Executive Operations Manager
2024 Award-Winning Visiting Author
Irish-born international bestseller Colum McCann is among the world’s foremost storytellers, moving seamlessly from the Troubles in Ireland to the Romani camps of Eastern Europe to the dizzying heights of the World Trade Center. Known as a writer of style and substance, hailed by critics and readers alike, he is known as a poetic realist and a literary risk-taker, a writer who is known to tackle the dark in order to get through to the light—any sort of light, however compromised—on the far side.
His writing has been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic, GQ, Tin House, The New York Times, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Die Zeit, The Guardian, The Times and The Independent, among others.
In addition to the National Book Award, McCann has won a Pushcart Prize, a Rooney Prize and an Irish Novel of the Year Award, among several other honors. He has been long-listed for the Booker Prize twice. He was appointed to the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2009, and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and a literary award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the French Academy and Aosdana, the Irish Academy.
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The WSU National Undergraduate Literature Conference is sponsored by generous support from:
- J&J Ferree Foundation
- John E. Lindquist
- Kathryn Lindquist
- Suzanne M. Lindquist
- William & Amanda J. H. Waterstradt Memorial
- WSU Office of the President
- WSU Office of Diversity
- WSU Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
- WSU Office of the Provost
- WSU English Department
- Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst Artist-in-Residence Endowment
- Suzanne M. Lindquist & John E. Lindquist National Undergraduate Literature Conference Endowment*
- The National Undergraduate Literature Conference Endowment*
- *Endowments established in honor of Mikel Vause, Carl Porter and John A. and Telitha E. Lindquist
- Nebeker Family Foundation
- MSL Family Foundation
- Elliot Hulet