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The Music and More 2019 program of events
will be announced in the spring.
This conversation was presented jointly by the New Marlborough Village Association and the Berkshire Eagle.
Due to a technical glitch, the first part — about eighteen minutes— was not recorded. In this unrecorded part were 1. an introduction from the Village Association (three minutes, giving a brief history of the organization), 2. an introduction from the Berkshire Eagle (also three minutes, introducing the "conversationalists," Simon Winchester and Linda Greenhouse), and 3. the first twelve minutes of conversation, which traces Linda's start in the field of journalism.
The approximately forty-eight minutes that were recorded (presented here) continue tracing Linda's journalism career through her regularly-appearing commentary on the Supreme Court which continues to be published by The New York Times. At minute 36 the conversation veers to poetry, and is highlighted by Linda's recitation of the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem, "If Still Your Orchards Bear." Following this, questions from the audience are read and responded to.
Linda Greenhouse is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, where she has taught since 2009, following a 40-year career at the New York Times. For 30 years, she was the newspaper's Supreme Court correspondent, winning a Pulitzer Prize and numerous other major journalism awards. She currently writes a bi-weekly op-ed column on the Court for The Times as a contributing columnist. In her extracurricular life, she is president of the American Philosophical Society.
Simon Winchester has been a full-time writer of non-fiction since returning from a 13-year stint in Hong Kong in 1997. For three decades prior to that he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Guardian and the London Sunday Times, based variously in
New York, New Delhi, Washington, Belfast, and Hong Kong, and covering stories all across the world. Among his thirty-some books are The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, The Man Who Loved China, and The Perfectionists. His next book: LAND: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World, will be published in January.
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Linda Greenhouse/Simon Winchester Conversation Oct 3, 2020