Northwestern University

Nov
1
Thu 12:30 PM

Artist in Residence Deborah Baker: Tricks of Perspective

Deborah Baker

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, #108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Historical Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

In conversation with Deborah Cohen (Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Humanities and Professor of History), author Deborah Baker will discuss how she found the stories on which her books have been based and her thoughts on making archives—and people—come alive on the page.

Deborah Baker is the Fall 2018 Artist in Residence of the Kaplan Humanities Institute, the Department of History, the Department of English, the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.

About Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker is the author of In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Pulitzer prize in Biography (Hamish Hamilton, Grove Press). In 2008 she published A Blue Hand: The Beats in India (Penguin Press, Penguin India). The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (Graywolf, Penguin India) was a finalist for the National Book Award in Non-fiction and has been translated into Arabic, Indonesian, and Malayalam. Her most recent book, The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire, was published in August (Graywolf, Chatto & Windus, Penguin Random House India). She lives in New York and India.

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