Visiting Writers Series: Ted Conover

Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. He is best-known for Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout, and The Routes of Man. A Marshall Scholar, Conover is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of a Guggenheim Fellowship; he has also taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He writes for the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, and many other publications. His most recent article is “The Last Frontier,” the cover story of the August 2019 Harper’s Magazine. Conover is a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.