This year, the New York Times called Andrew Lewis Conn ’95 “a go-big-or-go-home writer.” He’s done both: He went home to his native Brooklyn, New York, and made a life there with his Scottish wife and their daughter, and he’s gone big by writing two ambitious, critically acclaimed novels. The first, P, was considered by some to be an experimental tour de force. His latest is O, Africa, which is set in the 1920s and centers on American filmmakers who travel to Africa.

Andrew, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has “made [his] daily bread working in public relations and corporate communications.” He plans to return to Ithaca for his 20th Reunion in 2015.

“I just love the place,” Andrew says, “and have a fever dream about being back every three or four months or so. I’m just enormously grateful for having been there, for that time of my life.”