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Roger Rosenblatt, Narrator

Roger Rosenblatt

Roger Rosenblatt, whose work has been published in 14 languages, is the author of five New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and three Times bestsellers, including the memoirs Kayak Morning, The Boy Detective and Making Toast, originally an essay in the New Yorker. He has also written six off-Broadway plays, notably Free Speech in America, a one-person performance at New York’s American Place Theater, named one of  the Times “Ten Best Plays of 1991,” as well as the screenplay for his national bestselling novel, Lapham  Rising, shooting begun this summer, and starring Frank Langella, Stockard Channing and Bobby Cannavale. The Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University, he formerly held the Briggs-Copeland appointment in the  teaching of writing at Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. Among his honors are two George Polk Awards, the Peabody and the Emmy, for his work as an essayist at Time magazine and on PBS, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, where he played on the Irish International Basketball Team, seven honorary doctorates, the Kenyon Review Award for lifetime literary achievement, and the President’s Medal of the Chautauqua Institution for his body of work.

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