Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling Between the World and Me(Spiegel & Grau, 2015)–a National Book Award finalist and one of the most talked about books in the United States this year–will speak on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. An Atlantic national correspondent, Coates wrote an award-winningcover story last year on slavery and race, “The Case for Reparations.” Coates is a former writer for The Village Voice, and a contributor to Time, O, and The New York Times Magazine. He has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, the George Polk Award and, most recently, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (“Genius Grant”). He is a Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY. His talk is sponsored by the Lowell Humanities Series in partnership with the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.