Pulitzer pair to keynote 2015 Morristown Festival of Books

Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn
Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn, keynote speakers at the 2015 Morristown Festival of Books
Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn
Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn

The Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife team of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities, will deliver the keynote talk at the second annual Morristown Festival of Books, on Oct. 2, 2015.

Tickets to their 7:30 pm address in the Mayo Performing Arts Center are $35 adult / $12 student. All adult tickets will include a signed copy of their latest book.

Here’s more, from the festival folks:


Morristown Festival of Books kicks off its second year with award-winning, husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, will be the Keynote Speakers for Morristown Festival of Books taking place the weekend of October 2-3, 2015. Buy your tickets now for the Keynote Address on Friday, October 2 and come back on Saturday, Oct. 3, for the all-day free events featuring more than 25 other prominent authors.

morristown festival of books 2015Kristof and WuDunn will be speaking at 7:30pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, South Street, Morristown. Call the Mayo box office at 973 539-8008 to order your tickets now! Tickets are $35 adult / $12 student and all adult tickets include a signed copy of Kristof’s and WuDunn’s latest book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities. Kristof’s and WuDunn’s appearance is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.

According to President Bill Clinton, “Nobody clarifies the social challenges of our time, or the moral imperative to help meet them, better than Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Their latest book, A Path Appears, offers an inspiring roundup of the many simple and effective ways in which we can lend our hearts and talents to grow hope and opportunity both at home and around the globe—and an important reminder that just because we can’t do everything doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something.”

a path appears book jacketNew York Times columnist since 2001, Kristof is also a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, a former Times journalist and the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer, received worldwide recognition for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of Tiananmen Square and in 2009 they received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Kristof won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his coverage of the genocide in Darfur. Together they have co-authored three other best-selling books: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power in 1994; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia in 2000; and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in 2009.

The all-day free main Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3. More than 25 award-winning and best-selling authors will speak and answer questions in one-hour sessions at five locales, all within walking distance of each other along South Street in historic Morristown, including St. Peter’s Church Sanctuary and Parish House, The Church of the Redeemer, the Morristown/Morris Township Library and the Starlight Room at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Book sales and signings will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion. The free all-day Saturday Festival is presented by Towne Toyota and Hyundai and Kim and Finn Wentworth.

For more information, go to www.morristownfestivalofbooks.org.


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