Jill Lepore will discuss the challenge of writing American history during a time of division. Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005. Her books include The Name of War (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; New York Burning (2005), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history; The Story of America (2012), which was short-listed for the PEN Literary Award for the Art of the Essay; Book of Ages (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award; The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014) and Joe Gould's Teeth (2016).
Nov 30, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public