University announces choice for next One Book One Northwestern

Roger Thurow's

Source: The Last Hunger Season

Roger Thurow's "The Last Hunger Season" will be the One Book One Northwestern book for 2013-14, Northwestern announced today.

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

The One Book One Northwestern selection for the 2013-14 academic year is “The Last Hunger Season” by Roger Thurow, Northwestern announced today.

The book details a year that world hunger activist Thurow spent in Africa learning about the difficulties faced by four smallholder farmers there. It also examines the efforts of the One Acre Fund, an organization that aims to help small-scale farmers succeed through education and supplying seeds and fertilizer.

As part of the One Book program, which is hosted by the Office of the President, copies of “The Last Hunger Season” will be mailed to all incoming freshmen over the summer. The book will be the topic of campus-wide events and discussions throughout the 2013-14 academic year. In the coming year, the One Book program will collaborate with the Roberta Buffett Center. 

Along with revealing the book selection, the One Book program announced it is accepting applications for One Book Fellows, students who work with the program to plan events, design merchandise and increase outreach.

—  Jeanne Kuang