Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder to speak at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2007) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder will visit Florida Southern College for a lecture and discussion of his New York Times bestseller “Mountains Beyond Mountains.” The event takes place on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Branscomb Auditorium on the college campus. A book signing will follow the address and books will be available for purchase.
“Mountains Beyond Mountains” explores the efforts of Paul Farmer, a single-minded doctor determined to improve the health and living conditions of the poor around the world. The book was chosen as the common reading assignment for FSC’s 2006-2007 Freshman Seminar.
Kidder was born in New York City and grew up in Oyster Bay, Long Island. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard, served in Vietnam for two years, and returned to earn his master’s degree from the University of Iowa. He has received several honors for his writing, winning a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for “The Soul of a New Machine” in 1982 and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for “Among School Children” in 1989. Other bestselling works include “House,” “Old Friends,” and “Home Town.” He writes regularly for the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Book Review.
For further information, contact Chanel Dedes at 863-680-4113.
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