Long Island LitFest & Newsday Live Present Robert Kolker
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:30 pm
In the spring of 2016, a friend introduced Robert Kolker to two sisters — Margaret Galvin Johnson and Lindsay Galvin Rauch. Both in their fifties, they were the youngest siblings and the only girls in a family of twelve children. Of their ten older brothers, six had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, rooted in a period where our understanding of mental illness was undergoing a seismic change.
ROBERT KOLKER is the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls, named one of the New York Times‘s 100 Notable Books and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Books of 2013. As a journalist, his work has appeared in New York magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, O magazine, and Men’s Journal. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a recipient of the 2011 Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “The Bad Superintendent,” Kolker’s 2004 story in New York magazine about a public-school embezzlement scandal, was adapted for the feature film Bad Education, starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and was released on HBO in 2020.
Thank you to Book Revue for providing the books for sale — the first 50 books purchased will include a signed bookplate. Register for this excellent event here.