George Packer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker
Topic: The Unwinding – America Today: A collapsing, changing nation
Location: President’s Hall, The Penn Stater
Introduction / Moderator: Blannie Bowen / Katie O’Toole
George Packer is the author of New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. The New York Times called the book “Steinbeckian in the best sense of that term . . . [Packer has] written something close to a nonfiction masterpiece.”
Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker, for which his articles have won three Overseas Press Club awards. He has published four other works of non-fiction: The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq; Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade; Blood of the Liberals; and The Village of Waiting. He is also the author of two novels, The Half Man and Central Square, and a play, Betrayed. He is the editor of The Fight Is for Democracy: Winning the War of Ideas in America and the World, and of a two-volume edition of George Orwell’s essays. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
This John W. Oswald Lecture is co-sponsored by: