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Wilkes University English Department Hosts Andrew Krivak In Allan Hamilton Dickson Writers Series

Andrew Krivak HeadshotWilkes-Barre native Andrew Krivak will be the featured writer on March 22, when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series. Krivak will hold a workshop and Q&A at 3 p.m with a reading on the same day beginning at 7 p.m. The workshop and reading is free and open to the public and will take place in the salon of Kirby Hall.

Krivak is the author of The Sojourn, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the 2012 recipient of both the Chatauqua Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction.

Inspired by Krivak’s own family history, The Sojourn is the story of a man who must join his adopted brother as a sharpshooter in the Kaiser’s army during World War I and survive a treacherous journey across the Italian Alps as well as capture by enemy forces. He is also the author of a memoir about his time in the Jesuit order, A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life.

He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, the writing program at Columbia University and holds a doctorate from Rutger’s University. Krivak was born in Wilkes-Barre and raised in nearby Dallas, Pa. He resides with his wife and three children in both Somerville, Mass. and Jaffrey, N.H.