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Annandale to host novelist Susan Muaddi Darraj for “Fall for the Book”

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will participate in the 2016 Fall for the Book event – a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings people of all ages together in celebration of books and literature. NOVA-Annandale will welcome novelist Susan Muaddi Darraj from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the President’s Dining Room of the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center.

Darraj is the author of The Inheritance of Exile, which was a finalist in the AWP Book Awards Series and named ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year in Short Fiction. Darraj’s new book, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, was named winner of the AWP Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction.

This event is sponsored by the NOVA Lyceum Committee and the Division of Language and Learning. NOVA welcomes students, faculty, staff and members of the community to attend the event for an opportunity to meet and speak with Darraj about her work.

Fall for the Book was originally organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax in 1999 as a two-day literary event. The festival has turned into a week-long event with various sponsors supporting it each year. This year, Fall for the Book will take place Sept. 25-30 with different events taking place in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. All events are free and open to the public.  For additional information about Fall for the Book, visit www.fallforthebook.org.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.