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Annual Gay Talese Lecture Series: April 2
March 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 27

The Seventh Annual Gay Talese Lecture Series, featuring Gay Talese will be held on April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Arts Cafe at the Kelly Writers House. The Series is presented by the Writers House in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation. A reception will follow. Please RSVP to wh@writing.upenn.edu.

Gay Talese was a reporter for The New York Times from 1956 to 1965. Since then he has written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and other national publications. He wrote his first non-fiction ‘short stories’ for Harper’s in 1963. Described by Tom Wolfe as the inventor of ‘New Journalism,’ his style reached maturity in his best-selling non-fiction ‘novels,’: The Kingdom and the Power (1969) about the New York Times and Honor Thy Father (1971) about the Mafia. His Unto the Sons was published in 1992. Mr. Talese is a visiting writer at the Master of Professional Writing Program at the  University of Southern California each spring.

The annual Gay Talese Lecture Series was conceived of, and is supported by, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in conjunction with the Kelly Writers House. Each year for the past six years, the National Italian American Foundation has sponsored one public performance by an Italian American author of note, held at the Kelly Writers House.

Almanac - March 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 27