Carnegie Author Series featuring Deborah and James Fallows @ Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus [11 February]

Carnegie Author Series featuring Deborah and James Fallows


24
11
February
19:00 - 20:00

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Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Author Talk featuring Deborah and James Fallows
Monday, Feb. 11
Main Library

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

JAMES FALLOWS has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than 35 years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and across the United States. He is the author of 11 previous books. His work has also appeared in many other magazines and as public-radio commentaries since the 1980s. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter.

DEBORAH FALLOWS is a linguist and writer who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics and is the author of two previous books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate,The New York Times and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media and Georgetown University.

ABOUT OUR TOWNS
For five years starting in 2013, Deborah and James Fallows traveled across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns (including Columbus), they met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign.

The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level.

The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns, published in 2018, is the story of their journey and an account of a country busy remaking itself.

See the map of their journey and photos, including those from their stop in Columbus, at ourtownsbook.com.

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EVENT DETAILS

6 p.m. | Seating Begins
Free parking in Main Library's attached garage. General admission seating begins in the second floor Reading Room.

7 p.m. | Author Talk

7:45 p.m. | Audience Q&A

8 p.m. | Book Signing
The Friends of the Library will sell a selection of the authors' books near the book signing table, or you can bring your personal copy to have signed.
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