Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist NICHOLAS KRISTOF in-person - Long Island LitFest


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Fri, Jun 7 7:30 PM


Long Island LitFest presents
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist NICHOLAS KRISTOF IN-PERSON
Friday, June 7th at 7:30 PM
Tickets include a copy of Nicholas Kristof’s new memoir Chasing Hope: A Reporters Life, author talk, audience Q&A, & book signing
$56 Public | $50 Member

Meet New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and best-selling author Nicholas Kristof, for a discussion on his amazing career, detailed in his new memoir, Chasing Hope: A Reporters Life. Nicholas will be in conversation with award-winning journalist Liza N. Burby.

Since 1984, Nicholas Kristof has worked almost continuously for The New York Times as a reporter, foreign correspondent, bureau chief, and now columnist, becoming one of the foremost reporters of his generation. In Chasing Hope: A Reporters Life, he recounts his event-filled path from a small-town farm in Oregon to every corner of the world. Reporting from Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, while traveling far afield to India, Africa, and Europe, Kristof witnessed and wrote about century-defining events: the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, the Yemeni civil war, the Darfur genocide in Sudan, and the wave of addiction and despair that swept through his hometown and a broad swath of working-class America. 

Kristof writes about some of the great members of his profession and introduces us to extraordinary people he has met, such as the dissident whom he helped escape from China and a Catholic nun who browbeat a warlord into releasing schoolgirls he had kidnapped. These are the people, the heroes, who have allowed Kristof to remain optimistic. Side by side with the worst of humanity, you always see the best. This is a candid memoir of vulnerability and courage, humility and purpose, mistakes and learning—a singular tale of the trials, tribulations, and hope to be found in a life dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Liza N. Burby is an award-winning journalist, editor and the author of nearly 40 nonfiction books for children and five books for adults. Her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, including Newsday and The New York Times, and over 50 national magazines and websites, covering business, education, health, lifestyles, parenting, profiles and real estate. Burby’s other clients for both editing and writing projects include Adelphi University, Northwell Health, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medicine, Temple University and the U.S. Tennis Association. She is also a senior adjunct professor in the journalism program at Adelphi University and faculty advisor to the prize-winning student newspaper, The Delphian.