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September 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In-Person: An Evening With Jill Lepore and Fabiola Santiago

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Date:
September 20, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

zArchive1-Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Phone:
3054424408

Books & Books presents…

AN EVENING WITH JILL LEPORE

in conversation with

Fabiola Santiago

discussing

The Deadline: Essays

(Liveright, $45.00)

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Jill Lepore & Fabiola Santiago discussing Lepore’s gripping book: The Deadline: Essays (Liveright, $45.00).

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase on the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

Few, if any, historians have brought such insight, wisdom, and empathy to public discourse as Jill Lepore. Arriving at The New Yorker in 2005, Lepore, with her panoptical range and razor-sharp style, brought a transporting freshness and a literary vivacity to everything from profiles of long-dead writers to urgent constitutional analysis to an unsparing scrutiny of the woeful affairs of the nation itself. The astonishing essays collected in The Deadline offer a prismatic portrait of Americans’ techno-utopianism, frantic fractiousness, and unprecedented—but armed—aimlessness. From lockdowns and race commissions to Bratz dolls and bicycles, to the losses that haunt Lepore’s life, these essays again and again cross what she calls the deadline, the “river of time that divides the quick from the dead.” Echoing Gore Vidal’s United States in its massive intellectual erudition, The Deadline, with its remarkable juxtaposition of the political and the personal, challenges the very nature of the essay—and of history—itself.

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About the Author:

Jill Lepore is the David Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She’s also the host of the podcasts The Last Archive and Elon Musk. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, her many books include the international bestseller These Truths; If Then, longlisted for the National Book Award; and the audiobook Who Killed Truth?

About the Moderator:

Fabiola Santiago has been a writer and editor for The Miami Herald since 1980. She was the founding city editor of the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald, and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Elián González story at The Miami Herald in 2001. Her writing on culture, arts, and identity has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her stories and essays have been published in many U.S. newspapers, magazines, and anthologies, and in Latin America, Canada, and France. She lives in Miami.