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Great Writers, Great Readings

John McPhee

14th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series - Fall 2017
Wednesday, November 15, at 11:15 a.m.
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/gwgr.

John McPhee’s writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. That same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including Oranges, Coming into the Country, The Control of Nature, The Founding Fish, Uncommon Carriers, and Silk Parachute. Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for Annals of the Former World.

John McPhee
John McPhee: Photo by Yolanda Whitman