University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Baker, "Tricks of Perspective: Reimagining the Second World War Narrative"

April 3, 2018

The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures cordially invites students and faculty to attend a lecture and a reading with Deborah Baker, who is one of the special highlights of the IHGC’s annual 2018 Humanities Week (April 2-6).


On Tuesday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m in the Solarium of the Colonnade Club, Baker will deliver a lecture entitled "Tricks of Perspective: Reimagining the Second World War Narrative." She will also be reading from her current book, The Last Englishmen.


About Deborah Baker


Deborah Baker’s first full-length book, a biography of the American modernist poet Laura Riding, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. After many years as a book editor in various New York publishing houses, she wrote A Blue Hand, an account of Allen Ginsberg’s travels in India that also traced the idea of India in the American imagination.  While a Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, she researched and wrote The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award in Non-fiction. Her current book, The Last Englishmen, for which she received support from the Guggenheim and Whiting Foundations. will be published by Graywolf Press this summer.

Homer Statue
Solarium of the Colonnade Club
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm