April 7, 2011: Writers Series presents author Darcy Frey
Join us for our next Writers Series event!
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 7th
Location: MUB Theatre 1, UNH Durham
Darcy Frey is the author of The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams, which was named an Editor’s Choice and Notable Book Of The Year by The New York Times Book Review. He is also a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has written on science, medicine, technology, the environment, architecture and music. Frey’s writing has won many awards, including a National Magazine Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and has been widely anthologized in, among other places, Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing. Currently, Frey teaches nonfiction writing at Harvard University, where he is also a Nieman Fellow in Journalism. He is at work on his second book, George Divoky’s Planet: The Future as Seen by a Lonely Scientist at the End of the Earth.
This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the UNH English Department for more information about this event: (603) 862-1313.
Praise for The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
"An achingly good book, a worthy literary companion to Hoop Dreams." --Evan Thomas, Newsweek
“In his first book, Frey, a contributing editor at Harper's and the New York Times Magazine, has composed a sensitive account of a year in the lives of four exceptional [basketball] players, their coach and their families, and he shows that the game can indeed be a means of escape in spite of their school's poor academic reputation. Frey offers devastating anecdotes about dishonest college recruiters and about the NCAA. This excellent book is not only about basketball but about realizing a dream, and its appeal should be very wide.” --Publishers Weekly