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Join longtime First Things contributor and novelist Randy Boyagoda as he discusses his new novel, Original Prin, with Harper’s Executive Editor and novelist Christopher Beha. Original Prin is a contemporary answer to classic comic Catholic and campus novels by the likes of Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis. The novel’s hero is a middle-age professor working at a downtown Catholic college that’s facing bankruptcy. He goes to the Middle East to open a satellite campus, convinced God is calling him to do this work ... in the company of his sexy ex-girlfriend from graduate school. Will Prin save his school and lose his soul?  

Thursday, May 16, 2019 
6:oo p.m.

First Things Editorial Offices
35 East 21st St, Sixth Floor

Randy Boyagoda is the author of three novels, the biography of Richard John Neuhaus, and a scholarly monograph on modern American fiction. He is Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he is also Principal of St. Michael’s College and holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters.