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9/18 – David Levering Lewis – Sixth Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture

Sixth Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture:   

David Levering Lewis

September 18 / 6:30PM / Proshansky Auditorium / The Graduate Center, CUNY

Free, Reservations Required

David Levering Lewis, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in biography, will deliver the annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture. Each year the Leon Levy Center for Biography selects a biographer of note to deliver a lecture about the process of researching and writing a biography. Previous lecturers have included Robert A. Caro, Ron Chernow, Robert K. Massie, Stacy Schiff, and Hilary Spurling. Lewis, who will soon publish a biography of 1940 Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, has written eight books. Currently the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at New York University, Lewis has won the Bancroft Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and the MacArthur foundations, in addition to the Pulitzers, which recognized his back-to-back volumes on W.E.B. Du Bois.


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