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Join us for the seventy-first episode of Write America on Monday August 15th featuring Dinitia Smith and David Nasaw as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.
This event is free to attend, Registration required.
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About the authors:
Dinitia Smith is the author of five novels and numerous short stories. Her latest novel, The Prince, (March 1, 2022), is a contemporary retelling of Henry James' The Golden Bowl. For eleven years, Dinitia was a reporter at the New York Times where she wrote about literature and the arts. She is also an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. A drama she wrote and directed, Passing Quietly Through, was one of the first films by a woman to be chosen for the New York Film Festival.
Professor David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at the CUNY Graduate Center and a past president of the Society of American Historians. He received his Ph.D. degree in history from Columbia University.
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War was published by Penguin Press in hardcover in September, 2020 and in paperback in September 2021. It was named a best book of the year by National Public Radio and History Today.
Nasaw’s previous book, as one of the Five Best Non-Fiction Books of the Year and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography.
David Nasaw is also the author of , a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize; The awarded the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-Fiction, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and the Sperber Prize for Biography; Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements; and Children of the City: At Work and At Play, which was the source for Newsies, the film and musical.