Madison Smartt Bell is the author of 12 novels including Soldier’s Joy, which received the Lillian Smith Award. His eighth novel, All Souls’ Rising, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award for the best book of the year dealing with matters of race. All Souls Rising was the first in his Haitian Revolutionary trilogy, followed by Master of the Crossroads and The Stone that the Builder Refused; Toussaint Louverture: A Biography and Charm City: A Walk through Baltimore were published in 2007. In 2009, he published the novel Devil's Dream and edited New Stories from the South 2009: The Year's Best. A graduate of Princeton University and Hollins College, he is Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College.

Speaking Schedule

Saturday, April 16
10:15 - 11:15 AM
Panel Discussion: War - the Ultimate Conflict

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

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Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

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