Brenda Wineapple Featured at the Nonfiction Dialogues Series
From 04-Oct-12 7:00 pm through 8:30 pm
Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway, Room 413
Brenda Wineapple’s White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Knopf 2008/Anchor Vintage 2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a winner of the Washington Arts Club National Award for arts writing, and a New York Times "Notable Book" (2008); it was also named best nonfiction of 2008 in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, among other publications. She is also the author of Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for the Best Biography of 2003 and the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Book Club.
Wineapple has received a 2009 Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and two National Endowment Fellowships in the Humanities. A regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The Nation, she is the editor of The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America's American Poets Project, and her new anthology, Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing, a volume in The Writers' World, series editor, Edward Hirsch, will appear in the fall of 2010. She is now writing a book on America, 1848-1877. Wineapple teaches in the MFA program at The New School.
Nonfiction Dialogues, now in its seventh season, features in-depth conversations with distinguished nonfiction writers about their work and careers, with Professor Lis Harris. The series continues on November 15.