Author and journalist Pete Hamill, writer Katie Roiphe, and New York Times reporter Sam Roberts will be the featured speakers in “Writing Death,” a panel discussion that will consider how obituaries aim to capture the lives of the deceased, on Wed., Nov. 30.

Pete Hamill, Katie Roiphe, and Sam Roberts on “Writing Death”—Nov. 30 at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute
Author and journalist Pete Hamill, writer Katie Roiphe, and New York Times reporter Sam Roberts will be the featured speakers in “Writing Death,” a panel discussion that will consider how obituaries aim to capture the lives of the deceased, on Wed., Nov. 30.

Author and journalist Pete Hamill, writer Katie Roiphe, and New York Times reporter Sam Roberts will be the featured speakers in “Writing Death,” a panel discussion that will consider how obituaries aim to capture the lives of the deceased, on Wed., Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons [between 5th and 6th Streets]).

The event, co-presented with NYU’s Center for the Study of Transformative Lives, is free and open to the public; an RSVP is required. Subways: 6, Astor Place; N, R, 8th Street. For more information, please call 212.998.8044.

Roiphe, a professor at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute, has authored The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End, which chronicles the final hours of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter, among other works.

Roberts, who pens obituaries and book reviews for the New York Times, is the author of Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America and host of “New York Times Close Up,” which airs on New York 1.

Hamill, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Carter Journalism Institute and the evening’s moderator, has been editor at the New York Post and editor-in-chief at the Daily News and authored books of non-fiction and fiction, including Snow in August and A Drinking Life.
 

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