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New York Times Bestselling Author Matthew Goodman to Present Reading at Lebanon Valley College
09.17.14 |
Lebanon Valley College will host New York Times bestselling author Matthew Goodman for a public reading Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Leedy Theater of the Mund College Center. Goodman will also conduct a workshop with LVC students on Sept. 24.

Goodman is the bestselling author of three nonfiction books: "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World," "The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York," and "Jewish Food: The World at Table."

"Matthew Goodman's writing is this innovative blend of journalism and creative writing. It feels like you're reading a fictional novel when in fact, you're reading a thoroughly-researched, completely factual historical account. He combines cultural and historical details in a creative way to construct a rich, unique narrative," said Beth Julian, director of the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources at LVC.

Goodman's books have been Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers, Indie Next "Great Reads," and Borders Original Voices selections, and a finalist for a Goodreads Choice Award. "Eighty Days" was a New York Times and Indie Bound bestseller, and has been translated into eight languages. His essays, articles, short stories, and reviews have appeared in The American Scholar, Harvard Review, Salon, the Village Voice, the Forward, Bon Appetit, and many other publications, and have been cited for Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Story anthologies. He has given book talks at venues including the Museum of the City of New York, the Gotham Center for New York History, the National Yiddish Book Center, the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Authors at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and many bookstores, universities, and libraries; his radio appearances include NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, On the Media, Back Story with the History Guys, and The Splendid Table; The Bob Edwards Show on XM-Sirius Radio; and numerous others.

Goodman has taught creative writing and literature at Vermont College, Tufts University, Emerson College, and at writers' conferences including the Antioch Writers Workshop and the Chautauqua Institution. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony (twice) and the Corporation of Yaddo.

This event is sponsored by the Agnes O'Donnell Poets and Writers Series. For more information on the Series, visit www2.lvc.edu/greenblotter/visiting-writers-2.


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