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Gretchen Johnson

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Pete Hamill to Speak at Fairleigh Dickinson

Author and Journalist to Appear in Literary Society Lecture

Teaneck, NJ (October 21, 2003) — Pete Hamill, author and journalist, will speak on “New York Rising: Reflections on September 12th”at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Gene Barnett Literary Society on Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m.

Pete Hamill went to work as a reporter for the New York Post in 1960, and a long career in journalism followed. He has been a columnist for the New York Post, the Daily News, and New York Newsday, and has won many journalistic awards.

As a journalist, he has covered wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon and Northern Ireland. From his base in New York he has also covered murders, crime, the police, along with the great domestic disturbances of the 1960s. His work has been published in all the major magazines, including Esquire, New York, and the New York Times Magazine; he is currently on the staff of the New Yorker.

Pete Hamill has an additional distinction: he has been editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. Most recently, his essay on the Second Amendment for mightywords.com stirred controversy and argument on the Internet.

At the same time, Hamill has pursued a career as an author, producing nine novels and two collections of short stories. His 1997 novel, “Snow in August,” was on the New York Times bestseller list for four months. His memoir, “A Drinking Life,” was on the same New York Times list for 13 weeks.

He has published two collections of his journalism, a book about the relationship of tools to art, and a book about New York City, along with “Why Sinatra Matters,” an extended essay on the music of the late singer and the social forces that make his work possible. His newest bestselling novel, “Forever,” was published in 2003.

Hamill’s appearance at Fairleigh Dickinson features a question-and-answer period with the audience with books for sale and signing. The Literary Society lecture will be held in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, which is located on University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ.

Tickets are $8 and available at the door on the evening of the lecture beginning at 7:15 p.m. There is no advance sale. For information, call 201 692 7032.

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