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CANCELED - Writers as Editors Series Presents Paul Hendrickson and Jonathan Segal

Date: 4:30pm EDT April 2

Enjoy a reading by Paul Hendrickson and Jonathan Segal!

*PLEASE NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to Washington College’s decision to move courses online, in response to concerns regarding COVID-19.


Jonathan Segal is a 1966 graduate of Washington College, where he majored in English and took courses in creative writing. He is now Vice President and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf in New York City. He has edited seven Pulitzer Prize-winning books, and his authors include Paul Hendrickson, Arthur Ashe, Elie Wiesel, and Tony Blair, among others.


Paul Hendrickson teaches writing workshops in advanced nonfiction as Senior Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Provost’s teaching award in 2005. He worked for over 30 years in daily journalism, including as a staff feature writer at the Washington Post. He is the author of seven books, including the forthcoming Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright. His book, Hemingway’s Boat, was published by Knopf in 2011 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won The Chicago Tribune’s annual Heartland Prize. His previous book, Sons of Mississippi (also from Knopf) won the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Heartland Prize. He has also been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim and the NEA. He has degrees in English from St. Louis University and Penn State.