As part of the 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome award-winning author and conservation activist, Jeff Hobbs on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Hobbs and other authors featured in the Visiting Writers Series will be joining LRU as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Hobbs attended Yale University, where he won the Meeker Prize for his writing and the Gardner Millett Award for his running. After graduating with a BA in English language and literature, he spent three years living alternately in New York City and Tanzania while working as executive director for the African Rainforest Conservancy. His first novel, The Tourists, was published in 2007.