Last Friday, the literary world lost one of its most impassioned and opinionated contributors to the public discourse on religion and intellectualism--Christopher Hitchens. A self-styled radicalist, Hitchens was notorious for his strong opinions and conflicting views. His polemic against organized religion, God Is Not Great, was a no. 1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award. Hitchens visited the Free Library's Author Events Series twice--in 2007 and in 2010. Listen to the podcasts from his visits here and here.