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"Journalists in Conversation" at the Kelly Writers House, November 12, 2008Add to Queue

Course :  Kelly Writers House -- Lectures and Discussions

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Gene Weingarten, 57, is a staff writer and syndicated humor columnist for the Washington Post. He has written three books, all published by Simon and Schuster: The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. (1998), I'm With Stupid, (2004, with Gina Barreca), and Old Dogs" (2008, with Michael S. Williamson). Weingarten won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, for his article in the Washington Post magazine about a violin virtuoso who played incognito outside a Metro station, and was largely ignored. Weingarten's daughter, Molly, a fourth-year veterinary student at Cornell, was a 2003 Penn graduate. David Von Drehle, 47, is a Time magazine editor-at-large whose recent cover stories have ranged from Barack Obama to border security, and from the Supreme Court to the fate of boys in our society. He is the author of three books, including the prize-winning bestseller Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, journalist Karen Ball, and their four children. For more information or to view a full recording of this event, visit http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/1108.php#12

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