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Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder's Prize-Winning The Eighth Day

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Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street

Chicago, IL 60610

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake!

Participants include:

  • Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society.
  • Jeremy McCarter, author of Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals and co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton: The Revolution, has written about culture and politics for New York Magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times.
  • Liesl Olson, Director of the Chicago Studies program at the Newberry Library, is author of Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis, Modernism and the Ordinary, and many essays about twentieth-century writers and artists.
  • Actors from the Chicago theater community, performing readings from The Eighth Day.

Presented in Cooperation with The Thornton Wilder Family.

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