Author and New Yorker Writer
Susan Orlean Visits UNH
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Sept. 10, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – Susan Orlean, author of the New York Times
bestseller “The Orchid Thief” and staff writer for The
New Yorker, will talk about her work Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at
5:30 p.m. in Murkland Hall’s Richards Auditorium at the University
of New Hampshire. Orlean will also sign copies of her books.
Sponsored by the UNH English Department’s Writers Series
with additional funding from the Richardson Fund of the Alumni Annual
Gifts Fund within the College of Liberal Arts and the UNH Center
for the Humanities, the lecture is free and open to the public.
Orlean has written several books, including “The Bullfighter
Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Ordinary People;” “Saturday
Night,” a journal of essays which chronicle the Saturday nights
she spent in communities across the country; and “The Orchid
Thief,” a narrative about orchid poachers in Florida. “The
Orchid Thief was the inspiration for the film “Adaptation,”
which was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award.
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, Orlean has been contributing
signed articles and Talk of the Town pieces since 1987. She is currently
writing a series of American popular culture columns called Popular
Chronicles for the magazine. Orlean is also working on her fifth
book, “The Lady and the Tigers,” about wild animals
in the suburbs and planning another anthology of magazine pieces.
Editors and News Directors: A photo of Susan Orlean is available
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