Since Dr. Regina Peruggi, president of Kingsborough Community College, announced the launching of a best-selling author series in 2005, 10 authors have visited the college and entertained large audiences in the Performing Arts Center and the MAC Playhouse.
The author lectures, hosted by Brooklyn’s only community college, are offered to the entire community free of charge and is part of its continuing effort to offer exciting educational and topical programs to the people of Brooklyn.
The first authors to appear as part of the series, in 2005/2006, were popular suspense writers Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark. They were followed by Susan Isaacs, Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin
Author and journalist Gay Talese launched the 2006/2007 series on February 6 with an enthralling talk about his many books, including a fascinating one about the Brooklyn Bridge.
Gay Talese has been called the most important nonfiction writer of his generation. His work as a reporter for The New York Times and Esquire long ago set the standard for journalistic excellence. Authors Julia Glass and Katherine Mosby followed on March 21.
Crime novelist Lawrence Block lectured on April 10 and concluding the series was comic writer Bruce Jay Friedman on May 16.
The acclaimed novelist A.M. Homes will kick-off the 2008 series on February 5. Her latest work is a memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter.
David Baldacci, the author of twelve consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, Simple Genius, will appear on March 4.
Harvard University professor and author of The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Dr. Howard Gardner, will speak on March 27 and 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for biography, Debby Applegate, will conclude the 2008 series on April 16.
Contact: Ruby Ryles