On Being with Krista Tippett and Isabel Wilkerson

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Humanities Lecture Hall

7 p.m. An Evening with Krista Tippett and Isabel Wilkerson, Humanities Lecture Hall. Ticketed event. Special pricing applies for this event.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. She has collected her interviews into several books, including a memoir, Speaking of Faith (Viking, 2007), Einstein's God (Penguin Books, 2010), drawn from her interviews at the intersection of science, medicine, and spiritual inquiry, and the New York Times best-seller published in April, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living (Penguin Press). She received the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House. Her public radio broadcast, On Being, airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by American Public Media. Locally, On Being airs on WCQS.

Isabel Wilkerson is author of The Warmth of Other Suns (Random House, 2010), the New York Times best-seller that brings to life one of the epic stories of the 20th century through three unforgettable protagonists who made the decision of their lives during what came to be known as the Great Migration. It won numerous awards including the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to The New York Times Magazine list of the All-Time Best Books of Nonfiction. Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting. Wilkerson has also won the George Polk Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

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