Thu, September 21, 2023 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Cost: $17.50 Auditorium or $49.00 book with ticket
Tickets will be available at the door after 6:45 p.m. tonight.
Ellis Wachs Endowed Lecture
Referred to by Henry Louis Gates Jr. as “one of the truly great historians of our time,” Jill Lepore is the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages, the story of Benjamin Franklin’s beloved but often-overlooked sister Jane; New York Burning, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a revelatory feminist origin story that won the American History Book Prize; and If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future, longlisted for the National Book Award. She has worked as a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005 and hosts the podcasts The Last Archive and Elon Musk. A collection of Lepore’s most unsparing and insightful New Yorker essays, The Deadline takes prismatic aim at such fractious topics as Americans’ dreams of techno-utopianism, lockdowns, and race commissions, as well as the losses of her own life.
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Books will be for sale at the evet.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Collect your book as you enter the auditorium
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
Ticket price includes processing fees
US orders only