Harvard University's Graduate School of Design has named Teju Cole as its 2019 Class Day speaker. Cole will address the GSD's Class of 2019 and their families during the School's 2019 Class Day exercises on Wednesday, May 29.
Cole is currently photography critic for the New York Times Magazine and the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. He is the author of four books, including debut novel Open City, and has won an array of awards for his writing, including the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2011, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction in 2015, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. As a photographer, he has had solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. His photography column at the New York Times Magazine, “On Photography,” was a finalist for a 2016 National Magazine Award.
Speaking with the Harvard Gazette last December, Cole ruminated on some of the ethos and insight he hopes to share with his creative writing students at Harvard.
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To see a full schedule of 2019 Class Day and Commencement exercises, and for other Commencement information, please visit the GSD's Commencement webpage.