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Seeking Next Great Campus Read

Submit choices now for next year’s One Book One Northwestern program

  • Deadline for proposals is Friday, Nov. 13   
  • Students will receive a copy of the chosen book in advance of the 2016 fall quarter    
  • Submissions should be available in paperback and digital formats by May 1, 2016  

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern selection committee is seeking recommendations for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Book suggestions should include: title, author, number of pages, a short summary and a brief description of why this book would make a good common read.

Submit proposals via the electronic form by the deadline, Friday, Nov. 13. Those who do not have a Google account are invited to submit proposal via email.

Have a question? Contact One Book One Northwestern at  

The committee will review initial proposals and invite a smaller number of full proposals for more detailed consideration before making recommendations to President Morton Schapiro.

This year’s selection is “The Inconvenient Indian; A Curious Account of Native People in North America,” penned by Thomas King.

The writer and activist spent last week on the Evanston campus. During the One Book One Northwestern keynote address Wednesday, King spoke about his passion for storytelling, the power of humor and the bleak future facing Native Americans.

Please note: The selected book should be available in paperback and digital formats by May 1, 2016. The book will be distributed to incoming students during the summer in preparation for the fall quarter. 

The One Book One Northwestern program is sponsored by the Office of the President. The selection committee, chaired by Eugene Lowe, assistant to the president, includes students, faculty and staff.

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