Chaucer's Books will be the bookseller for UCSB A&L's Speaking With Pico Series Event with Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tracy Kidder on Tuesday, March 14 (7:30 p.m.) at the New Vic.
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winning Literary Journalist
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
“Kidder’s prose glides with a figure skater’s ease, but without the glam. His is a seemingly artless art… that conceals itself in sentences that are necessary, economical, and unpretentious.” The Boston Globe
“I couldn’t put Rough Sleepers down. I am left in awe of the human spirit and inspired to do better.” – Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder stands at the forefront of American letters as a champion of the heroism of everyday life. With a reputation for faultless prose and profound insights, his mesmerizing profiles include Mountains Beyond Mountains, which brought the world’s attention to Dr. Paul Farmer, and the Pulitzer Prize-winner The Soul of a New Machine. In his forthcoming work, Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People, Kidder continues to amplify the efforts of unique individuals who transcend cynicism and create hope.
Host Pico Iyer is the author of 15 books, translated into 23 languages, and the forthcoming book The Half Known Life, already hailed as “a masterpiece... nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul” (Elizabeth Gilbert).