FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES WELCOMES JEZEBEL FOUNDER ANNA HOLMES WITH HER NEW BOOK, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL: AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LADY THINGS
Including a panel with well-known Jezebel contributors and editors
October 24, 7pm at Macaulay Honors College
(New York, NY – October 7, 2013)—The @Macaulay Author Series, in which top fiction and nonfiction writers introduce their new books with readings and conversations, is pleased to present ANNA HOLMES in the first program of the new season. On Oct. 24, the founder and former editor-in-chief of the popular web site Jezebel, will read from her latest book, The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things (Grand Central Publishing), a sassy, splashy compilation of items ranging from politics to sex, famous women, infamous women, and neologisms indispensable to women’s lives.
The reading will be followed by what promises to be a lively and spicy panel discussion with Holmes, current Jezebel editor-in-chief Jessica Coen, and Jezebel stalwarts Lizzie Skurnick, Dodai Stewart, and Tracie Egan Morrissey.
ANNA HOLMES is a New York City-based writer and editor who in 2007 founded Jezebel, which proved to be an instant success. Recently named a “Bookends” columnist for the New York Times Book Review, Holmes has written for numerous publications and web sites, including The Washington Post, Salon, Harper’s, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and The New Yorker online. Her first book, Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters From the End of the Affair, was published in 2002, and she makes frequent television appearances as a cultural commentator.
@MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES events take place at the historic Macaulay Honors College building, 35 West 67th Street, at 7:00pm. Events are free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and reception with the authors. Books will be available for purchase at the event
For more information please visit http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/author-series/ For reservations visit: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/rsvp or call: 347-460-4292
Upcoming events in the @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES:
November 13: Deborah Solomon, American Mirror: The Live and Art of Norman Rockwell, with Daphne Merkin
December 4: John Freeman, How to Read a, Novelist, with Jennifer EganAbout @Macaulay Author Series
The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES offers unique previews of new work by the season’s best writers of fiction and nonfiction, each paired in conversation with equally distinguished interviewers. Taking place at the Macaulay Honors College building, the events foster lively audience exchanges and a literary atmosphere in a neighborhood of book lovers and book consumers. The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES is sponsored by Friends of Macaulay. For more information please visit http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/author-series/
About Macaulay Honors College
Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and New York City itself. Selected for their top high-school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full-tuition scholarship to pursue global learning and service opportunities while also enrolled in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). For more information, visit macaulay.cuny.edu.