A Conversation with William Finnegan

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4pm—please join us for “A Conversation with William Finnegan,” as the author discusses his latest work, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Finnegan will read from his memoir, followed by an interview led by Scott Korb, Director of the First-Year Writing program.

The event is being held in Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor. 4p-5:30p

William Finnegan has been a contributor to “The New Yorker” since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. Reporting from Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Balkans, and Australia, as well as from the United States, he has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism and twice been a National Magazine Award finalist. Finnegan is the author of five books: Crossing the Line, which was selected by “The New York Times Book Review” as one of the ten best nonfiction books of the year;  Dateline SowetoA Complicated WarCold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country, which was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism; and Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.

Food and catering will be provided.

Copies of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life will be available for purchase, courtesy of Posman Books.

Presented by First-Year Writing and Eugene Lang College.

Please RSVP here.

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