Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka to be Honored: Four Nobel prize winners to read at Kennedy School Forum

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: April 25, 2005

Cambridge, MA – Fellow winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature will honor author Wole Soyinka April 27 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “A Season of Laureates: Readings in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Wole Soyinka” will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Panelists include:

* NADINE GORDIMER, Nobel Prize for Literature (1991)
* TONI MORRISON, Nobel Prize for Literature (1993)
* WOLE SOYINKA, Nobel Prize for Literature (1986)
* DEREK WALCOTT, Nobel Prize for Literature (1992)
* HENRY LOUIS GATES, Jr. (moderator), director, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research; chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard

Reporters interested in covering the Forum should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

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