Pulitzer Prize Winner Jesse Katz' 85 to Read from New Memoir

Nov 23, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Katz '85 will read from The Opposite Field, his critically acclaimed memoir of raising a son and reviving a Little League in the immigrant suburbs of L.A., on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 pm in the College's Franklin Living Room. The event, part of Bennington's Literature Gathering series, is free and open to the public.

Katz, a longtime reporter at the Los Angeles Times —where he's earned two Pulitzer Prizes—has contributed to notable publications including Rolling Stone, Details, Food & Wine, and The New York Times Magazine. His work has been anthologized in Best American Crime Writing and Best American Magazine Writing, and, in 2008, he was named winner of the PEN Center USA award for literary journalism.

For more on Katz's life and work, and for information on The Opposite Field, click here.