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New York State Writers Institute Visiting Author Series: Jeff Goodell and Jennifer Haigh

November 10, 2016 - November 10, 2016

Reading and discussion with Jeff Goodell, journalist and nonfiction writer, and Jennifer Haigh, fiction writer. Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future (2006), a look at the economic, environmental, and social issues surrounding the coal industry. His new book is How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate (paperback, 2016). Jennifer Haigh is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: Mrs. Kimble (2003), which received the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for distinguished first book of fiction; Baker Towers (2005), The Condition (2008), and Faith (2011). In her new novel Heat and Light (2016), Haigh explores the allure of fracking for the residents of a ravaged coal town. The Washington Post called it “the best fracking novel ever…. a tour-de-force of multiple point-of-view narration.”

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