One Book One Campus
One Book One Campus is a shared reading event which aims to broaden our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year’s selected novel is Autumn by Ali Smith. One Book One Campus is an initiative of University College Utrecht in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the Centre for the Humanities and bookshop Savannah Bay.
From 2 September onwards there will be various reading and discussion events on the University College campus and in Savannah Bay, there will be a creative contest, and students of University College Utrecht and at the Utrecht University Humanities faculty may come across Autumn in their courses. This will culminate in Ali Smith’s visit to Utrecht on Wednesday 6 November (Tivoli/Vredenburg) and Thursday 7 November (University College Utrecht).
Join One Book One Campus! All activities and events are open to anyone who is interested. This also applies to the creative contest: anyone who is not a professional writer or artist can participate. The contest is sponsored by the Centre for the Humanities of Utrecht University. The first prize is €250,- and publication of your submission. Autumn is for sale at a reduced price at University College Utrecht and at Savannah Bay.
Ali Smith (1962) is the author of over ten works of fiction, and she is one of the United Kingdom’s most renowned and celebrated writers. With Autumn, Smith wanted to write a novel for our times. When it appeared in 2016 it was called the first Brexit-novel for the way it captures the sentiments and confusion of the British people after the referendum. But Autumn is much more than that: ‘It is about 100 things in addition to friendship. It’s about poverty and bureaucracy and sex and morality and music’ (New York Times). As such it offers a wealth of topics to talk about.
For more information on One Book One Campus activities, dates, locations, reserving tickets for the events with Ali Smith, etc. etc., visit the web page or check out One Book One Campus on Facebook and Instagram.