15th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series presents Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn is an interna­tionally-bestselling author, award-winning critic and essayist, and columnist for Harper’s. His new book is An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic. The book recounts his travels around the Mediterranean with his late father, a scientist, while reading the Odyssey.

He began his career in journalism in 1991, contributing to such publications as The Village Voice and The Nation while completing his PhD in Clas­sics at Princeton. Since then his translations, reviews, and essays on books, movies, theater, and television have appeared regularly in numerous national publications, most frequently the New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times.  Mendelsohn is the author of seven books. The Elusive Embrace (1999), a memoir of family history and sexual identity twined around meditations on classical texts, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1999 and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. His first collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (2008) was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. His second collection, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (2012), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and runner-up for the PEN Art of the Essay Award. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, the 2006 account of Mendelsohn’s search for information about six relatives who perished in the Holocaust, was a New York Times and international bestseller, and went on to win the National Books Critics Circle Award.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

 

 

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr. #HofstraGWGR.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RVSP using the RSVP for this Event link.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Free

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5410
Website: Click to Visit

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