Internationally acclaimed author visits WCSU

Best-selling author Daniel Mendelsohn has wowed critics and earned international acclaim with six published books and numerous essays and articles. On April 4, 2012, Mendelsohn read at Western from his latest work-in-progress, “Antigone in Krakow: Reflections on Classics Lost and Found.” A book signing and dessert reception followed.

Mendelsohn, who holds a doctorate in classics from Princeton University, read from his yet-to-be-published “ODYSSEYS: Adventures in Reading the Greeks.”

His works have appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he is the author of “The Elusive Embrace” and “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million.” Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in book Reviewing and the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism.

This event was made possible through the Macricostas Family Foundation and organized by the Center for the Study of Culture and Values.

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