Courttia Newland.
British Council Writer-in-Residence 2007

Between March 12th and April 5th the English Department played host to acclaimed British novelist Courttia Newland.  Praised by The Guardian  as "The rising star of Brit-Lit and chronicler of inner city life," Newland  was this year's UK Writer in Residence at Georgetown.  Author of the theater pieces The Scholar, Music for the Off-Key, the short-story collection Society Within (1999) and the novel Snakeskin (2002) and other works, Mr. Newland gave a public reading on March 20th.  To encourage student interest, the English Dept.offered a $100 prize for the best student essay (1500 words) on Courttia Newland’s work.  Jonathan Rappaport was the winner of this contest.

The Residency is co-sponsored by the British Council - USA ; Georgetown's Lannan Literary Programs; the African American Studies Program; Georgetown College ; and the Department of English.