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Writing with Baruch's Spring '07 Harman Writer-in-Residence

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Baruch has announced that author Mark Kurlansky will be the College’s Spring 2007 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence. Students interested in registering for Mr. Kurlansky’s course, Journalism and the Literary Imagination (ENG 4730/4730H), should contact Professor Roslyn Bernstein, director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, by November 8.

Prospective applicants must submit a resume, including social security number and an e-mail address, along with two writing samples to Professor Bernstein at roz_bernstein@baruch.cuny.edu. Participants in the highly selective course will learn about the limits and possibilities of creative non-fiction by writing their own work and examining classics of the genre, including books by Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, V.S. Naipaul, and Wole Soyinka.

Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut and lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan. Noted for his imaginative explorations of food, music, and popular culture, he has written nine non-fiction works, including Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History of the Half Shell. He has worked as a foreign reporter for The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and his writing has appeared in Partisan Review, Harper's, and The New York Times Magazine. His newest book, Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea, was published last month with a foreword by the Dalai Lama.