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The Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Lecture: Sally Denton

The University of Nevada, Reno Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism in partnership with Nevada Humanities presents The 2014 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program
Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore. From a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of Manifest Destiny. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship, and the Black Mountain/Kluge Fellowship. She is the author of, among others, The Money and the Power, American Massacre, The Bluegrass Conspiracy, and The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World.

Robert Laxalt’s work and legacy

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 University’s Reynolds School of Journalism for 18 years, teaching magazine writing and literary journalism.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Joe Crowley Student Union
1500 North Virginia Street

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Lectures and Seminars


Donald W. Reynolds School




author, writer



The Reynolds School of Journalism



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