@Macaulay Author Series: Benjamin Nugent
Monday, February 25, 2013; ends at 9:00 PM
American Nerd's Benjamin Nugent Kicks Off the @Macaulay Author Series with his Debut Novel on February 25
Noted writers Patricia Volk, Ann Kirschner, Victor Navasky and Benjamin Nugent will appear in the spring 2013 edition of the @Macaulay Author Series, the popular new Upper West Side literary series held in the landmark 1904 building of CUNY's Macaulay Honors College. Steps from Lincoln Center, @Macaulay was designed to bring booklovers in contact with acclaimed writers and spark lively conversations in a neighborhood that has itself nurtured countless authors. The monthly programs, dedicated to outstanding writing and spirited intellectual exchange, are free and open to the public. All events are held at Macaulay, 35 West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus. Reservations are required: 212-729-2910 or online at: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/rsvp
Benjamin Nugent, Good Kids
February 25, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
"Benjamin Nugent's writing is alive with intelligence, authenticity and angst. Fans of Jonathan Franzen, you just may have found your new favorite writer." --CURTIS SITTENFELD, author of Prep
Already acclaimed for his smart and frighteningly thorough American Nerd: A History of My People ("entertaining and intelligent," A.J. Jacobs), Benjamin Nugent gets the spring series underway with a selection from his new novel, Good Kids, his first. Just as he won a following for his inventive blend of memoir and reportage about nerds and their history, his fiction debut will attract even more fans with its probes of infidelity, romance and friendship. What happens when two high school classmates catch sight of a too-close-for comfort parental tryst, and how does it shadow their next ten years? The reading will be followed by a book signing and reception.
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Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York
About Macaulay Honors College
Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for the best and brightest students, who come from all parts of New York and around the world. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, every Macaulay student receives a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to museums, libraries, and other treasures around New York City. For more information about Macaulay Honors College, visit our website at: macaulay.cuny.edu.