This year’s Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer is New Yorker journalist William Finnegan

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Writing at Wesleyan is thrilled to remind you that the 2014 Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer is celebrated New Yorker journalist William Finnegan, who will read from his forthcoming work on Wednesday, April 2nd2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Finnegan will hold a Q&A session in Downey 113.

William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. He has written recently about poverty, organized crime, immigration, coun­terterrorism, and international trade and has also contributed articles on surfing, the Olympics, and punk-rock music. He has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, and in 2010 his report from Mexico, “Silver or Lead,” won the Overseas Press Club’s award for best reporting in any medium on Latin America. He is the author of four books, including Crossing the Line, and Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country. His new book, a surfing memoir, is forthcoming in 2014.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Downey 113
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

One thought on “This year’s Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer is New Yorker journalist William Finnegan

  1. bummer, dude

    So he’ll be talking about surfing? Of all the fascinating topics he’s written about, we get to gere him read from his book on surfing…

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