Ruth Ewing Lecture Presents: Esther Allen
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Esther Allen's most recent translation, Zama, a 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto (NYRB Classics), was chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top 20 fiction works published in 2016. Allen's current project, supported by a 2014-2015 fellowship at the Leon Levy Center for Biography, is a biography of José Martí, a longtime resident of New York City who was the founding father of Cuban political consciousness. A former Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, she was named a Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres by the French government in 2006.
About the Lecture Series: Alumna Ruth Ewing (1915-2014) was a distinguished trustee from 1979 to 1982 and honored her Bennington education with unstinting generosity. Thanks to an endowment established by Ruth '37, P '74 and James Ewing P '74, the Ruth D. Ewing '37 lecture series serves to bring special guest lecturers in the social sciences to Bennington College today.