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Join the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars for this semester's Turnbull Lecture, featuring award-winning author James Shapiro. This event is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, James Shapiro studied at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. He is currently Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of six books including 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare,which was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book published in Britain; Contested Will, which was awarded the Theater Library Associations’ George Freedley Memorial award; and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606,which won the James Tait Black Prize and the Sheriden Morley Prize. He has edited an anthology on Shakespeare in America for the Library of America and produced documentaries for the BBC. His essays and reviews have appeared in many publications and he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He serves on the board of directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Authors Guild. He is currently the Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at the Public Theater in New York City.
TIME & DATE
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm