TITLE: Arnold Rampersad: Book Fest 07
SPEAKER: Arnold Rampersad
EVENT DATE: 09/29/2007
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Arnold Rampersad in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Arnold Rampersad is the author of several acclaimed biographies, including a two-volume work titled "The Life of Langston Hughes" (1986, 1988), "Jackie Robinson" (1997), and "Ralph Ellison: A Biography" (Knopf, 2007). He also collaborated with tennis great Arthur Ashe on his memoir, "Days of Grace" (1993). He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and The Washington Post. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, he also received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. He lives in Stanford, California, where he is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2007