Join us at the 10th Anniversary Esther Freier Endowed Lecture April 13, 2011
The 10th Anniversary Esther Freier Endowed Lecture in Literature takes place April 13, 2011. Author Joan Didion will speak at 7:30 pm, at Ted Mann Concert Hall. The event is free & open to the public!
One of the 20th Century's most innovative and influential essayists (Slouching Toward Bethlehem, The White Album), Joan Didion "broke through" 40 years after her first important works with the widely read memoir The Year of Magical Thinking, awarded the 2005 National Book Award. Two years later, Didion received the National Book Foundation's annual Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. A fiction writer as well, Didion has published five novels, including the acclaimed Play It as It Lays and Democracy. Didion adapted The Year of Magical Thinking as a one-woman play, which was produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin starring Vanessa Redgrave. Presented by the Esther Freier Endowed Lectures in Literature.