Atlantic Monthly Writer William Langewiesche Visits UNH

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

April 5, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. – William Langewiesche, a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of several books, including his most recent on the World Trade Center, will talk about and read from his work Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at 5 p.m. in Huddleston Hall’s ballroom at the University of New Hampshire. Langewiesche will also sign copies of his books, which will be for sale after the reading.

William Langewiesche
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Sponsored by the UNH English Department’s Writers Series, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Langewiesche has been writing for The Atlantic Monthly since 1991, reporting on a variety of subjects including travel in the Sahara, the Sudanese Islamic government and the U.S.-Mexican border. He has written several books, including his most recent, “American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center,” which originated as a three-part series for the magazine based on the nine months he spent chronicling the recovery efforts. Langewiesche was granted exclusive and unrestricted access to Ground Zero and the people involved in the cleanup of the World Trade Center site just days after Sept. 11, 2001.

Langewiesche will also talk about his newest book, “The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime,” which is scheduled for release in May.