FCC club lunch with Karl GREENFELD
Speaker: Karl Taro GREENFELD
Novelist / Journalist
Topic: Can journalists make good novelists in the Internet Era?
Literature has been filled with great writers who made the transition from journalism to fiction. Yet today there seems to be growing division between journalist and the novelist, as the craft of journalism moves from a focus on great writing to worries about speed and accuracy in an ultra-competitive high-tech environment.
A longtime writer and editor for TIME Magazine, The Nation and Sports Illustrated, Karl Taro Greenfeld is also a contributing editor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of five books including this year’s short story collection Bright Boys and the travel memoirs Speed Tribes and Standard Deviations. His 2009 memoir Boy Alone about his autistic brother was a Washington Post Best Book of 2009.