"Poor Jane's Almanac: Or, the Life and Opinions of Benjamin Franklin's Sister"
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wexner Film/Video Theater, 1871 N High St
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard College Professor, and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program. As a staff writer, she has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 2005.
Lepore's books include The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death (Knopf, 2012); The Story of America: Essays on Origins (Princeton, 2012); The Whites of Their Eyes (Princeton, 2010), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; and New York Burning (Knopf, 2005), winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award for the best non-fiction book on race, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, among others.
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Benjamin Franklin's Sister, Lepore's biography of Jane Franklin Mecom, will be published in 2013.
A co-founder of the magazine Common-place, Lepore’s essays and reviews have also appeared in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, American Scholar, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, the Journal of American History and American Quarterly.
co-sponsored with the Department of History, Project Narrative, and the Wexner Center for the Arts
Public Humanities lecture series