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SBU’s Roger Rosenblatt Receives Distinguished Author Award

Roger Rosenblatt
Roger Rosenblatt

Novelist Roger Rosenblatt, Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook Southampton, has won the Harvard Club of Long Island’s first Distinguished Author Award, which will be presented on October 29 at the Bryant Library in Roslyn.

Rosenblatt’s essays for Time magazine have won two George Polk awards, among others. His television essays for the NewsHour on PBS have won the Peabody and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 15 books, published in 13 languages; they include the New York Times bestsellers Kayak MorningUnless It Moves the Human Heart and Making Toast, a memoir of his family, which initially appeared as an essay in The New Yorker. Other books are the novels Beet and Lapham Rising, another bestseller, as were Rules for Aging and Children of War, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy book prize. His one-man show, Free Speech in America, was cited by the Times as one of the 10 best plays of 1991. In 2008, he was appointed Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook.

Professor Rosenblatt’s new graduate workshop, “Three Characters in Search of an Author,” will be offered at Stony Brook Southampton in Spring 2015.

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