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In celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, Nevada Humanities will host three Salon programs across Northern Nevada that will feature 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer T.J. Stiles. The programs will take place on Friday, November 18, in Reno, and on Saturday, November 19, in Winnemucca, and Elko. The programs will provide Nevadans with an opportunity to engage in conversation with Stiles about his works – in particular, his interest in “changing the camera angle” with regard to the biographies he writes. The Salon format encourages participants to explore new ideas in facilitated conversation, then together informally while enjoying refreshments.
Stiles is the author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He also wrote The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. The First Tycoon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction. It was named a New York Times Notable Book and one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and the Washington Post.
“Nevada Humanities’ Salon programs offer members of our community the opportunity to engage in conversation about thought-provoking topics and ideas,” said Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities. “T.J. Stiles is a master at bringing history to life through the lives of the people that he chronicles.”
The Nevada Humanities Salons featuring T.J. Stiles are free and open to all. The three programs will take place Friday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music in Reno, on Saturday, November 19, at 12:00 at the Humboldt County Library in Winnemucca, with the final program scheduled that evening from 6:00 p.m. in the Great Basin College Solarium in Elko. Refreshments will be served at all of the programs.
The programs are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council, in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes. For their generous support of the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.
For more information about Nevada Humanities, visit nevadahumanities.org or call 800-382-5023.
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