TITLE: 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Winners
SPEAKER: Michael Dirda
EVENT DATE: 10/21/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The winners of the 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest received their awards during a ceremony at the Library. The program included a talk, "The Thrill of the Hunt: The Serendipitous Pleasures of Book Collecting" by Michael Dirda.
Speaker Biography: Michael Dirda is senior editor for "The Washington Post Book World." He taught world literature at the university level and worked as a free-lance writer, translator and editor before joining "Book World" in 1978. He is recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism and is author of "Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland."