Honors College Mic

photograph of Ayana GrayAyana Gray 

Author, Beasts of Prey

Wed., October 27, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Gearhart Hall Auditorium 
Reception to follow, Honors Student Lounge, Gearhart Hall 130

Honors College alumna Ayana Gray ('15) is a rising star in the literary world. Her debut novel Beasts of Prey, the first in a pan-African inspired fantasy trilogy, follows two Black teenagers who strike a deal to enter a magical jungle and take down the monster that’s been menacing their city for close to a century. The book was acquired by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin, and will be published on September 28 this year.

Gray, who graduated with honors degrees in both political science and African and African American studies, will discuss Beasts of Prey when she visits campus in October. Join us! 

Honors College Mic showcases notable leaders, alumni and top faculty members who share insights and expertise on a wide range of topics. Overall, these lectures foster intellectual conversation at the University of Arkansas through dialogue between lecturer and student, faculty and staff, and the wider populace.