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Sophie Kerr Series: Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence—A Reading by Jason Fagone

Date: 4:30pm EST November 5

Enjoy a reading by the 2019 Sophie Kerr Writer-in-Residence, Jason Fagone!

Jason Fagone is a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle who has also covered technology, sports, and culture for the Huffington Post and other places. Fagone is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies (Dey Street Books, 2017). The Woman Who Smashed Codes tells the story of Elizabeth Smith Friedman, who solved the secret messages of Nazi Spies during WWII. His other books include Ingenious (Crown, 2013), which follows a small group of entrepreneurial inventors who set out to build a practical car that travels 100 miles on the energy in a single gallon of gas, and Horsemen of the Esophagus (Crown, 2006), about competitive eating. Fagone’s nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Esquire, and elsewhere. In 2014-15, he was the Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.