Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2022/23 Portland Arts & Lectures: Abdulrazak Gurnah

Literary Arts presents the 39th annual Portland Arts & Lectures. Join us for five unforgettable nights featuring some of the world’s best authors, giving original talks at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets start at just $110 for the five-part lectures series. Please contact our Box Office at 503-227-2583 ext 2, or email la@literary-arts.org with any questions.

Abdulrazak Gurnah is celebrated novelist, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021. The Nobel Prize committee cited his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents” for his win. Gurnah’s novels include Memory of DeparturePilgrims WayDottieParadise, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize, Admiring SilenceBy the SeaDesertionThe Last GiftGravel Heart, and most recently, Afterlives. Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah emigrated to the United Kingdom in the late 1960s. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006, and is on the advisory board of the journal Wasafiri. Gurnah is professor emeritus of English and postcolonial literatures at the University of Kent, and lives in Canterbury, England.

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Live Nation welcomes Mt. Joy to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, August 12, 2022 at...

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Live Nation welcomes comedian Wanda Sykes to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday,...

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Literary Arts presents novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Thursday, September 22...

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Your Oregon Symphony presents The Season Premiere: Renée Fleming and the Oregon Symphony. September 24-26...

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