Michael Paterniti & Sara Corbett Alumni Reading


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  • Host Department: English Language and Literature
  • Date: 11/06/2014
  • Time: 5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium

  • Description:

    Michael PaternitiMichael Paterniti is the author of the New York Times bestelling books, The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Cheese and Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across American with Einstein's Brain, which has been published in 20 countries. His writing has appeared in varied publications including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and GQ, where he is a correspondent. In addition, he's been a frequent contributor to the radio show This American Life, and his work has been heard on the BBC and CBC. He's the winner of an NEA grant and National Magazine Award. His forthcoming collection of essays, Love and Other Ways of Dying, will be published in spring of 2015. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, the writer Sara Corbett, and their three children.

    Sara CorbettSara Corbett has worked as a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 2001, writing about everything from the plight of Sudanese refugees in the US, to child-trafficking in Cambodia, and the life and times of the world's best 12-year-old baseball pitcher. Her reporting on the impact of industrial chemicals on an American family earned a "Front Page" award from the Newswoman's Club of New York, and she was nominated for the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for her story on Carl Jung's secret "Red Book." She co-authored the New York Times bestselling, A House in the Sky, which was named one of Amazon's top-ten books of 2013 and a New York Times notable book.