|February 25, 2008|
Professor Wineapple to talk about role as judge of National Book Awards
Brenda Wineapple, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, will talk about her experience as a judge for the National Book Awards Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Everest Lounge.
Wineapple’s lecture, “To Judge a Book by its Cover,” is free and open to the public.
Wineapple's books include Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner, Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein, and most recently, Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for the best biography of 2003 and the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Book Club.
Editor of the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America’s American Poets Project and the current president of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, Wineapple has served as chair of the nonfiction panel of the National Book Awards. Her essays and reviews regularly appear in such publications as The American Scholar, Poetry, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Nation.
She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, twice a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.
Her next book, White Heat - about the friendship between Emily Dickinson and a Civil War colonel - will be published in August by Knopf.
Thursday's lecture is sponsored by the English Department. For more information, contact Diane Nebolini at 388-6231 or email@example.com.