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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 8th Apr 2013
The Players Club
Juliet Eilperin joined The Washington Post as the House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation, and four national congressional campaigns. Since April of 2004 she has covered the environment for the national desk, reporting on science, policy and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality. Her recent book Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks was a thrilling guided tour through the world of sharks and their relationship with human communities around the globe.
Edmund White was born on January 13, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked as an editor, written novels, memoir, essays and non-fiction, including biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His novels, which include Jack Holmes and His Friend, have been widely praised by such writers as Vladimir Nabokov and Susan Sontag, but it is as a cultural critic that White has perhaps had his greatest influence. His pioneering book The Joy of Gay Sex published in 1977 introduced millions, gay and straight alike, to a brave new world of sexual practices and lifestyle. His autobiographical works include A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University. He is currently working on a Parisian memoir to be called Inside a Pearl.
Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics and the arts. He’s lectured widely at Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Stanford amongst others, and writes regularly for The New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Guardian. His highly acclaimed international study of depression, The Noonday Demon won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Far from the Tree his most recent book tells the stories of families raising exceptional children who not only learn to deal with their challenges, but also find profound meaning in doing so. Far from the Tree received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; the J. Anthony Lukas Award; the Anisfield-Wolf Award; the Wellcome Book Prize; the Books for a Better Life Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the Green Carnation Prize; the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction; and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction, among others.