Journalist and novelist Amy Waldman will discuss her twofold calling over dinner in Mathey College’s private dining room on Monday, April 4, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Co-hosted by Princeton Writes, the Walter Lord Society, and the Writers Studio and geared to undergraduates, “The Whole Truth: Telling Stories Through Journalism and Fiction” will explore how writers can develop their voices in both genres, probing the possibilities of each. How, for example, can fiction transcend the limitations of journalism to tell a fuller story? When can journalism provide greater clarity than fiction?
Waldman is a visiting lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton. She was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for The Atlantic.
The Submission, her first novel, was published in 2011. Described by Salon as “political fiction at its most powerful,” it has earned many awards and honors, including the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award. It was also a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award and the Guardian (UK) First Book Award.
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