As a cartoonist and graphic artist, Larry Gonick is a pioneering science and social science communicator best known for his various “Cartoon Guides” and “Cartoon Histories”, most notably The Cartoon History of the United States and the all-encompassing multivolume Cartoon History of the Universe (volume III was recognized with a Harvey Award – the “Oscar” for comics and cartoons, so to speak) Read more
Welcome Che 'Rhymefest' Smith, Fall '17
The man who shares his first name with the pre-eminent Marxist revolutionary Che, also goes by his artist alias 'Rhymefest' Smith. Both names explain his preoccupation by combining lyrics and music with politics. An undying philanthropist and activist strongly engaged in Donda's House, a nonprofit organization to support young aspiring artists in Chicago. Read more
Performing Artist Rhodessa Jones, Fall '17
Rhodessa Jones is an actress, teacher, singer, and writer who is the co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based theater company Cultural Odyssey and the founding director of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which brings performance workshops to incarcerated women and women living with HIV. Read More
Sir Salman Rushdie is an award-winning British Indian writer. His novels, which have been translated into over forty languages, include Booker Prize winning Midnight’s Children, Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. Read more at https://montgomery.dartmouth.edu/sir-salman-rushdie
André Aciman is a distinguished author and professor of Comparative Literature. Of his eight books, which span the genres of Fiction, Essay, and Memoir, one work stands out above the rest. Reviewed by many literary critics, Out of Egypt is an extraordinary journey through Aciman's life in Alexandria, Egypt, where life as a Sephardic Jew changed drastically throughout his youth, causing him and his family to escape to Paris. Read more
The Montgomery Fellows Program has reached out across the disciplines and beyond academic life, installing on campus playwrights and film directors, novelists, musicians scientists, politicians, and journalists.