Pete Hamill: To Write, Read

October 7, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, Hunter College

Journalist Pete Hamill believes that the craft of writing is an act of self-discovery. “By the time I went to the New York Post, I actually knew more about writing than any formal education had taught me,” says Hamill, whose prominent career as a newspaperman spans five decades. “You educate yourself by reading the greatest books ever written.” Hamill, the author of 11 novels including his latest, “Tabloid City,” was speaking at the Tina Santi Flaherty Irish Voices Literary Series, sponsored by the Writing Center at Hunter College, about his early life in Brooklyn and how his local library played such a vital role. “The library is where I began my life — it promised magic and delivered it.”
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Pete Hamill

Pete Hamill