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Ayad Akhtar: Home

Resources about and by Ayad Akhtar, the 2018 Jensen Lecturer at Western Oregon University

Mr. Ayad Akhtar will be in residence at Western Oregon University on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, as part of the Jensen Lecture Series. Akhtar is a Pakastani-American, award-winning playwright and novelist. His play Disgraced received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His play Junk is nominated for a 2018 Tony Award in the Best Play category, and it won the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. 

Akhtar's Writing

Want to read Akhtar's works as ebooks on your device? 

Akhtar's expressions besides his books

Akhar speaking at TEDxBroadway

Media coverage of Akhtar

Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross, January 17, 2012.
Morning Edition interview with Steve Inskeep, January 5, 2012
CBS Sunday Morning interview with Anthony Mason, January 25, 2015.

Articles from The New York Times: 

Listed newest first. Links on article titles are to Hamersly Library's access to The New York Times through the database Business Insights: Global. Links "on publisher's website" are provided for convenience but are subject to personal paywall restrictions.