Book signing to follow.
|Date:||Monday, September 30, 2013|
Rhea Miller Recital Hall, Curtiss Hall
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Wil Haygood has had a distinguished career as a national and foreign correspondent, newspaper reporter and novelist. For 17 years, he worked for The Boston Globe, covering the civil war in Somalia and the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment. In 2002 Haygood joined the Washington Post as a national writer; in that role, he was one of the first journalists to extensively cover Hurricane Katrina.
Haygood has been a Yaddo Guest artist, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He has been a visiting writer at the University of Georgia, The Ohio State University, and Colorado College. In 2013, Haygood was honored with the prestigious Ella Baker Award, named after the civil rights pioneer. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2013.
In August, 2013, his book, “The Butler: A Witness to History” was released as a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, John Cusak and Lenny Kravitz. This remarkable story is the subject of Haygood’s presentation.