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American novelist and memoirist Danzy Senna will read and discuss her work at the University of Richmond Feb. 23, 7 p.m., in Weinstein Hall’s Brown-Alley Room. Part of the annual English Department Writers Series, the talk is free and open to the public.

Senna’s debut novel, “Caucasia,” the story of two biracial sisters growing up in racially charged Boston during the 1970s, became an instant bestseller. It won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and an Alex Award from the American Library Association, was named Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The author of two novels and a memoir, Senna writes about race, gender and cultural identity.

The Writers Series is designed to expose the university community to living writers. For more information, call 804-289-8287.