Middlebury

Washington correspondent for The New Yorker to give talk Nov. 12

November 6, 2003

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Jane Mayer, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, will give a talk at Middlebury College on Wednesday, Nov. 12, about her work reporting on the Bush and Clinton administrations.  The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon of Le Château on Château Road off College Street (Route 125).  Following the talk, Mayer will respond to questions.  The event is free and open to the public.

Mayer is the co-author of "Landslide:  The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988" and "Strange Justice," an account of the controversy surrounding Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas following his nomination to the Supreme Court.  "Strange Justice" was nominated for both a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award.  Mayer's recent articles in The New Yorker have focused on John Walker Lindh?the American Taliban?and the search for Osama Bin Laden. 

The event is sponsored by the Middlebury College English Department.  For more information, contact Sue Halpern, Middlebury College visiting lecturer in English, at shalpern@middlebury.edu or 802-443-3418.

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