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Jill Lepore will discuss the challenge of writing American history during a time of division.

Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University.  She has  been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005.

Her books include The Name of War (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; New York Burning (2005), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history; The Story of America (2012), which was short-listed for the PEN Literary Award for the Art of the Essay; Book of Ages (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award;  The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014) and Joe Gould’s Teeth (2016).