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NYT Columist to Speak at SBPL Dinner Oct. 15

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You are invited to share dinner and discussion with Anand Giridharadas at the South Brunswick Public Library for its Annual Book & Author Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Find tickets to this exciting opportunity, as well as forms to sponsorship and advertising, at http://www.sbpl.info/foundation  ​

If you read, watch or listen to the news, then you have surely met Anand. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, Morning Joe and The Daily Show, among others. He writes the bi-weekly NYT column Letter from America. He is the author of The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, which is being considered for a movie adaption, and the 2011 India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking, about returning to the India his parents left.

A first generation American, he has a global resume. He was born and raised in Ohio, and also lived in Paris, France and Maryland. His journalism career has taken him all over the world, including India, Italy, China, Dubai, Japan, Haiti, Brazil, Nigeria, and many more. His education took him to the University of Michigan, Oxford and Harvard.

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He has spoken to audiences for impressive organizations, including TED Talks, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, the University of Michigan, the Asia Society, and even the Sydney Opera House, Google, and the United Nations. SBPL is fortunate to share this evening with Anand. We hope you will join us!

The Library Foundation holds fund-raisers throughout the year. The SBPL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization Event tickets are considered a donation to the SBPL Foundation and part of it is tax-deductible. Funds from our events are used to build a better library and services.

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