A conversation with Jessica Bruder

The University of Nevada, Reno Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism in partnership with Nevada Humanities presents the 2019 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Jessica Bruder. Bruder is an award-winning journalist and author known most recently for her book Nomadland, which documents the lives of nomadic Americans who travel from low-paying job to job out of economic necessity. She will speak about her life and works during a free, public event on the University campus.

Bruder's Nomadland was named a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice, along with the 2017 Discover award and was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book award. She teaches narrative storytelling at Columbia Journalism School and has been contributing to the New York Times for more than a decade. She is the author of Burning Book and is currently writing about trust in the age of surveillance.

Parking is free for the university event in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex on the fifth floor.

Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program events are sponsored by the Reynolds School of Journalism, Nevada Humanities and with generous support from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Sundance Books and Music and community contributors.

The Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program was established posthumously in 2001 to inspire new generations of writers in honor of Laxalt, who developed from news reporter to fiction and nonfiction author during his prolific career. Considered by many to be Nevada’s finest writer, Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press and wrote 17 books, four of which were entered for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote for National Geographic and served as a professor in the Reynolds School for 18 years, teaching magazine writing and literary journalism.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Jessica Fagundes by November 8, 2019, at jfagundes@unr.edu.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
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