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D’Agata returns to HWS as Trias writer-in-residence

A Hobart graduate has returned to Geneva for another “year” of college.

John D’Agata, 1995 alumnus, is this year’s Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Trias writer-in-residence. He will read from his work today, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hirshson Ball Room.

D’Agata is professor of English and director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He co-authored “The Lifespan of a Fact” with Jim Fingal and wrote “About a Mountain,” the latter was named by the New York Times as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Ever Written. His first collection of lyric essays, “Halls of Fame,” was published by Graywolf Press and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.

As this year’s Trias resident, D’Agata will teach a nonfiction workshop and mentor students who have shown distinction in writing at the Colleges.

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