Pulitzer Prize winning author coming to Donnelly College

Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, will speak publicly at Donnelly

Donnelly College faculty, staff and students will welcome best-selling author Sonia Nazario to campus on Monday, April 6. This year, all Donnelly freshmen read Nazario’s book, “Enrique’s Journey.”

This will be Donnelly’s inaugural event in its new Sister Jerome Keeler Lecture Series established in part by the National Endowment for Humanities.

Nazario, a veteran of the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, published Enrique’s Journey — an expansion of a six-part newspaper series from which she earned her Pulitzer -in 2006. The story follows a young Latin American boy and his journey to reunite with his parents in the United States. This experience represents just one of thousands of children who make similar voyages each year.

In addition to working on her second book, Nazario is an experienced speaker who has traveled to many college and university campuses in addition to making appearances on The Daily Show, Meet the Press and more. Nazario originally hails from Kansas.

All are invited to attend a public presentation at 1:30 p.m. in Donnelly’s Community Event Center. Nazario will speak about Enrique’s Journey and will sign books, sold in advance online and on-site by Rainy Day Books. Reservations are required and attendance is free; make reservations to Nancy Fansher: nfansher@donnelly.edu.

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