Session on the Profession--Sarah Churchwell

11/06/2018 - 12:00pm
40 McCosh Hall
Sarah Churchwell (Princeton, English, *98) -- Professor in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Beyond Argument: Academics Writing in Public

Sarah Churchwell is the author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and The Invention of The Great Gatsby, The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, and Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream. Her literary journalism has appeared widely in newspapers including the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times, TLS and New York Times Book Review, and she comments regularly on arts, culture, and politics for UK television and radio. She has judged many literary prizes, including the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction, and she was a co-winner of the 2015 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award. She is currently writing a book about Henry James.