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Purchase College Presents Acclaimed Journalist Rachel Aviv

Purchase College–SUNY will present A Reading & Conversation with Rachel Aviv on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Featuring one of today’s most influential journalists, the program is free and open to the public. It will take place in The Buffer, Admissions Building, at Purchase College (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY) as part of the college’s exclusive Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, which continually brings leading writers to the Westchester community.

Acclaimed journalist Rachel Aviv has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2013. She won the 2015 Scripps Howard Award for an article on police shootings, and her writing has been included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 and The Best American Science Writing 2012. She has received, among other awards and fellowships, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship, and an Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.

“Rachel Aviv is one of the most important long-form journalists working today. She explores complicated, important, and familiar subjects (race, immigration, criminal justice, health care) and consistently produces arresting stories that are unflinchingly (sometimes frighteningly) intimate,” said Andrew Harris Salomon, associate professor of journalism at Purchase College. “Never is she sentimental. Her articles in The New Yorker have clear points of view that manage to create space for readers to form their own opinions. That might be because she’s more intent on using her work to ask better questions, rather than to find specific answers.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.purchase.edu/live/events/9008-a-reading-and-conversation-with-rachel-aviv or call 914.251.6550.

The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series and the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature are funded by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment. The mission of the Durst programs is to infuse the experience and intellect of leading writers into the Purchase and Westchester communities, while providing diverse opportunities for these writers to interact with students and influence campus life.

The next Durst program will feature leading contemporary author Porochista Khakpour on April 19.