Jerome Charyn, a colossus of American letters, is the author of 50 books in the last 50 years, including 30 novels. Michael Chabon calls him “one of the most important writers in American literature.” Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post said, “Give this guy a Pulitzer…. No one deserves it more.” Charyn’s recent novels have fictionalized the lives of Emily Dickinson, Abraham Lincoln, and Jerzy Kosiński. His new book is The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times (2019), a rollicking tale of the sickly child, NYC Police Commissioner, environmentalist, Rough Rider, and “perfect bull in a china shop” who became our 26th president.
Paul Grondahl, director of the NYS Writers Institute, is the author of I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt (2004). This event is co-sponsored by the UAlbany History Department, Friends of the New York State Library, the NYS Museum and Office of Cultural Education.
There will be a Q&A session following this event with moderator Paul Grondal.