Notes on a Foreign Country

Notes on a Foreign Country

Author Suzy Hansen will discuss her book "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World"

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

Author Suzy Hansen will discuss her book "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World" — the CLAS Reads selection for this year.

Each year incoming first years in the College of Liberal Arts Sciences (CLAS) read a book that provides them with a variety of shared intellectual experiences that center around a specific book.

In a time where events seem to spin us too fast to regain our footing, many around the world are seeking firmer ground and rethinking what belonging to a community means. As an American-born journalist who reported in and from Turkey, Hansen’s own experience as an outsider gave her a unique perspective to tackle this issue.

Hansen will be available to sign her book following the lecture.

Bio

Suzy Hansen is a journalist and editor living in Istanbul. Her first book, Notes on a Foreign Country, was published in 2017 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. It was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and the winner of the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book on International Affairs.

Hansen is also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and has written for the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, Vogue, The Baffler, The New York Times Book Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Republic, GQ, Bookforum, Bidoun, and other publications. For several years, she was a senior editor at the New York Observer, and before that, an editor in the books section at Salon. In 2007, Hansen was awarded a two year fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs to live in and write about Turkey.

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