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Lee Child December Seminar Series at the Graduate Center

‘Jack Reacher’ author Lee Child coming to the CUNY Graduate Center for December seminars series.


This December, the Graduate Center hosts Lee Child, the best-selling author of the “Jack Reacher” series, in a series of discussions ranging across a number of literary and social issues but revolving around his life and work. The three seminars will consider theory and practice under the headings of Text, Screen and Crime, and in view of Lee Child’s attendance, the underlying premise will be that “the death of the author” has been greatly exaggerated. Participants will be free to take the conversation with Lee Child in any direction they choose.


The seminars are free and open to members of the Graduate Center community, but guests will need to claim tickets in advance. Register for tickets for each seminar via the links below. Seating for each seminar is limited. Register early.


The Lee Child Seminars: Seminar One > TEXT

Monday, December 3, 2018 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Lee Child with seminar moderator Professor Heather Martin, authorized biographer.


The Lee Child Seminars: Seminar Two > SCREEN

Monday, December 10, 2018 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Lee Child with seminar moderator Professor Giancarlo Lombardi, Executive Officer, Comparative Literature Program.


The Lee Child Seminars: Seminar Three > CRIME

Monday, December 17, 2018 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Lee Child with seminar moderator Professor Andy Martin, author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me


The seminars will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center located at 365 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Registered participants will receive confirmation verifying the room location via email within 48 hours of each seminar.


Contact the Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation via email at for additional information.