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Job Talk: The Beginner's Mind by Alex Halberstadt

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall , A716 66 West 12th Street , New York, NY 10011

Halberstadt’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the New YorkerThe New York Times Book ReviewGQTravel + LeisureSaveurFood & WineNew York MagazineGrand StreetThe Washington PostLucky Peach, the Paris Review, and elsewhere.

His critically acclaimed biography, "Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus," was named a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a Best Book of 2007 by The Times (London). Ben Folds and Nick Hornby cited it as an inspiration for their collaborative album Lonely Avenue. [1]

Halberstadt’s magazine writing was anthologized in Best Food Writing 2014 and Best American Food Writing 2018. In 2013 and 2014 he was nominated for a James Beard Award, and he appeared at the 2013 New Yorker Festival. He's received fellowships from The MacDowell ColonyYaddo, and Art OMI at Ledig House. He teaches at New York University and Eugene Lang College.

A brief Q&A will follow the job talk. All are welcome.


Presented by the Literary Studies Department at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

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