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March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by the Washington Post. Her deeply moving—and deeply humorous—explorations of American stories have earned her a reputation as one of our most distinctive journalistic voices. Her bestseller The Orchid Thief inspired the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. A staff writer for The New Yorker for over 20 years and a former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and Vogue, she penned the collection My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who’s Been Everywhere.
Praise for Susan Orlean
“Orlean is a beautiful writer, and her story is compelling even for those whose knowledge of orchids is limited to the long-ago prom corsage. The Orchid Thief is a lesson in the dark, dangerous, sometimes hilarious nature of obsession–any obsession. You sometimes don’t want to read on, but find you can’t help it.” – USA Today
“Orlean’s buoyant, self-assured style makes the journey fun.” – Salon