E.L. Doctorow, Kenneth T. Jackson And Others To Speak At "Fiction & History: a Two-Day Symposium"
NEW YORK, November 7, 2011 –

Columbia University Libraries' Friends of the Columbia Libraries present "Fiction and History." The two-day symposium, held November 15 and 16, will feature readings and panel talks with noted authors and historians focusing on the intersection of history and fiction.


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Participating in the event are Kenneth T. Jackson, the Jacques Barzun professor in history and the social sciences at Columbia; E. L. Doctorow, the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman professor in American letters at New York University; William Kennedy, author of Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes; James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian; Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley; Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank; Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty Tavern and The Officers’ Wives; Mark Carnes, professor of history at Barnard College; John Demos, the Samuel Knight professor of history emeritus at Yale University; and Jane Kamensky, the Harry S. Truman professor of American civilization at Brandeis University.

All panels and lectures will take place at the Faculty House at Columbia University. For a detailed schedule of events, please visit the "Fiction and History" website

This event is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, University Seminars, the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, and Seminar on the City. 

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.

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