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An Evening with the Author: Nicholas Basbanes and Barbara Basbanes Richter

Friday October 22, 2021
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM


Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of ten critically acclaimed works of cultural history, with a particular emphasis on various aspects of books and book culture. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, his first book, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction in 1995, and was a New York Times Notable Book. On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History (2013, Knopf) was one of three finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named a best book of the year by seven major publications. In 2016, he was awarded a Public Scholar research fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities, his second NEH grant, for work on Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, forthcoming in June 2020 from Knopf. He also writes the “Gently Mad” column for Fine Books & Collections magazine, lectures widely on book related subjects, and is a frequent contributor to Humanities magazine and other publications. He and his wife Constance live in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

 

Barbara Basbanes Richter is the author of a translation from the French of Mademoiselle de Malepeire by Fanny Reybaud writer, francophile, founder of In Ink Ghostwriting, and editor of The Literary Syndicate

 

 



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