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AViD Author Visit: Wil Haygood

AViD 2012 Event Type: Author Visit
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/23/2012
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Wil Haygood will share insights from his trilogy of biographies In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., King of Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson, which was a runner-up for the inaugural 2010 PEN/ESPN Book Award for Literary Sports Writing. Haygood is also the author of The Haygoods of Columbus: A Love Story and Two on the River.

Haygood is a 2011-2012 Guggenheim Fellow and Washington Post national reporter. He has won many awards for his writing, including the New England Associated Press Award and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Foreign Reporting. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work at the Washington Post. Haygood has been a Visiting Writer at Colorado College, the University of Georgia, Penn State University, and his alma mater, Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.

Moderated by: Angie M. Chatman.
Library: Central Library    Map to Central Library
Location: Meeting Room One, Two and Three
Presenter: Wil Haygood