National Book Award winner speaking Wednesday

Sarah Broom, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for her memoir The Yellow House, is coming to the West Valley this week.

As part of an event sponsored by the Stanford Storytelling Project and the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society, Broom will discuss her work, which tells the story of her family home in New Orleans.

In addition to doing a reading from the book, organizers say Broom will “discuss how its blend of memoir, journalism, and historical analysis offers us a way to recover from the mythologies that so frequently distort our understanding of ourselves and our country.”

Broom has been published in a number of major American publications. Prior to releasing The Yellow House, Broom earned a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley and won numerous fellowships and grants.

This free event is set for Wednesday, February 12, in Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, at Stanford University. It runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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