Reading and Conversation with
William Finnegan on Oct. 19
William Finnegan, a staff writer at The New Yorker
magazine, author of four critically-acclaimed non-fiction
narrative books and the Fall 2004 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence
at Baruch College, will read selected passages from his works
on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:45 PM. The event will be held
in the Newman Conference Center on the seventh floor of the
Library Building at 151 East 25th Street. Admission is free.
Finnegan was born in New York, and spent his childhood in California. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and also received an M.F.A. from the University of Montana. He has lived in Asia, Europe, and Africa, where he spent a year working as a teacher in apartheid-era South Africa.
His writing has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, Transition, and The New York Review of Books, among others. His awards include the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club, and the Sidney Hillman Award for Magazine Reporting.
The reading will be preceded by a reception beginning at 5:15 PM. For further information, contact Professor Roslyn Bernstein, director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program, at 646-312-3930.