Pete Hamill, a distinguished writer-in-residence in New York Universitys Department of Journalism, will hold a reading and book signing of his edited Liebling: World War II Writings (Library of America) on Mon., March 31, 6 to 8 p.m., at NYUs Department of Journalism (20 Cooper Squareon the Bowery between West 4th St. and Astor Place). Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street). The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.7980 for more information. Photo ID required for entry.
As a correspondent for The New Yorker, A. J. Liebling spent five years reporting on World War IIwritings that chronicle the fall of France, describe his experiences at front-line airfields in North Africa, and offer his eyewitness account of Omaha beach on D-Day. Hamill has edited the volume of Lieblings work, which is comprised of three books, 26 uncollected New Yorker pieces, and two excerpts from The Republic of Silence (1947), Lieblings collection of writing from the French Resistance.
Hamill has authored 22 books, including News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century and the novels Forever and North River. He has reported on wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland and served as editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News.
Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYUs Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club, the Library of America, and NYU Journalism.