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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: George Packer (Sold Out)

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

The 35th season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works cover the most compelling issues of our time.

The series will begin on October 24 with author and staff writer for The New YorkerGeorge Packer. His new book is Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century. 

The 2019/2020 season is sold-out. Please check back in May 2020 for next season’s lineup. Thank you!

George Packer

George Packer is a journalist, novelist, playwright, and staff writer for The New Yorker. His latest book is Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, which the members of the Whiting Award grant jury—from whom Packer was awarded a grant to complete the work—say is “irreverent, fast-paced, and unfailingly rigorous. . . an enthralling nonfiction picaresque that offers incisive clues to the complexities this country faces today.” Packer’s other works include the nonfiction titles The Unwinding, recipient of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2013; The Assassins’ Gate, which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and has taught writing at Harvard, Bennington, and Columbia.
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