Presentation: 8 p.m. Thur., Sept. 27, Rosenfield Center 101
Roundtable: 4:15 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2, Rosenfield Center 226
This fall, Sam Tanenhaus ’77 — Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, biographer, and senior editor of The New York Times Book Review — brings his experience back to Grinnell College to teach the short course, The Writer in the World.
While here, he will also give a lecture on politics and host a roundtable on nonfiction writing, both open to the public.
Tanenhaus is the author of The Death of Conservatism and a biography of Whittaker Chambers, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.
His current project is a biography of iconic conservative William F. Buckley.
In his public lecture "New Battles and Old Ideas: The 2012 Elections," Tanenhaus will discuss the current election and how Buckley’s ideas have survived and shifted in the age of President Barack Obama. The presentation is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Rosenfield Center 101.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, he will host a roundtable discussion of "Writing after Grinnell: One Writer's Path," where he will talk about his career and answer questions in a small group format. The roundtable will be at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center 226.
Students in Tanenhaus's short course will focus on the techniques of effective nonfiction writing and discuss strategies for building a successful career in writing and publishing.