Author, journalist and playwright Roger Rosenblatt will visit Hiram College for a convocation at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2014, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
His lecture will focus on his newest book, “The Boy Detective,” published November 2013. The piece examines the author’s childhood in New York City from his perspective as an adult, six decades later.
Rosenblatt’s first novel “Lapham Rising,” became a national bestseller, along with his nonfiction book “Rules of Aging.” “Children of War” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and earned him the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize. Rosenblatt’s won two George Polk Awards, a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award, from his work at “Time” magazine and PBS.
As he prepares to visit Hiram, Rosenblatt offered young writers the advice to work on their craft each day.
“Even if the piece you’ve written is wonderful, you should always be able to build on it,” he said.
Rosenblatt is currently serving an appointment as Distinguished Professor of English at Stony Brook University. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and has received five honorary doctorates from colleges and universities across the country.
This event is sponsored by the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature. Named after two poets, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, who attended Hiram College, and Harold Hart Crane, born in nearby Garrettsville, the Center brings in authors each year for convocations and guest lectures. Previous guests have included David Giffels, Les Roberts, Tim O’Brien, Thrity Umirgar and many more.