Paul Hendrickson, NYT Best Seller, Nov. 2 at Macaulay

October 21, 2011 | Uncategorized

Second Evening in the New Writers Series Near Lincoln Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

On November 2, The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and Macaulay Honors College at CUNY will present Paul Hendrickson, the second writer in the recently launched Knopf Doubleday Author Series at Macaulay. Mr. Hendrickson will read from and discuss his acclaimed new book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961, published by Knopf earlier this month, at Macaulay’s historic building near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

The first of the monthly events featured the novelist Julie Otsuka, who read to a capacity crowd from her new novel, The Buddha in the Attic on Sept. 26. It was just named a finalist in fiction for The National Book Award.

Paul Hendrickson will read from Hemingway’s Boat, a look at Ernest Hemingway’s highs and lows and the life that revolved around his beloved boat, Pilar. It has already been hailed by James Salter in The New York Review of Books as “Rich and enthralling . . . ” And Maureen Dowd writes in her Oct. 16 New York Times column, “Paul Hendrickson has written a captivating book called Hemingway’s Boat, about Ernest’s 27-year love affair with Pilar, his mahogany cabin cruiser that outlasted three of his wives ‘and all his ruin.’”

Hendrickson is a distinguished writer and journalist whose previous book, Sons of Mississippi, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm.

University Dean Ann Kirschner said, “Macaulay is already home to many of New York’s top faculty and students and now we are becoming a cultural destination worthy of our distinguished Lincoln Center neighborhood. Now celebrating our 10th anniversary, we were thrilled with our inaugural evening with Julie Otsuka, and look forward to an equally wonderful event with Paul Hendrickson. We are delighted to be hosting these distinguished authors in partnership with Knopf Doubleday.”

Pat Johnson, Executive Vice President and Publishing Director at Knopf, said of the series, “this is an excellent way to bring some of our best writers to an eager and appreciative audience. It’s good for the community and good for our authors, and a wonderful way for both the school and our publishing programs to contribute to the cultural vitality of this part of New York.”

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made online by visiting this link, by calling 212-729-2910, or emailing olga.barskaya@mhc.cuny.edu. Macaulay is located at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

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About Macaulay Honors College

The Class of 2014 was the tenth Macaulay Honors College class, and their admission marked the beginning of the college’s tenth anniversary celebrations. Founded in 2001 by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Macaulay Honors College has already become one of the nation’s leading honors colleges, offering an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for future leaders of New York City—and beyond. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, or Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students are awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship, giving them the freedom to pursue their academic goals without financial burdens. Macaulay further enriches students’ academic experience by providing a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to more than 200 museums, libraries and other treasures around New York City. For more information about Macaulay Honors College, see macaulay.cuny.edu.

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Contacts:

Rich Dikeman, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 212/729-2928

rich.dikeman@mhc.cuny.edu

Nicholas Latimer, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 212/572-2106 nlatimer@randomhouse.com