Award-winning Author Sandy Tolan Reads from "The Lemon Tree"
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 7:00pm
What: The PSU English Department and the Literary Arts Council present a reading by author and award-winning international print and radio journalist Sandy Tolan. Tolan will read from his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East.

The Lemon Tree is based on Tolan's award-winning documentary for NPR's Fresh Air about a Palestinian man and a Jewish woman whose families lived in the same house before and after the founding of Israel. The book won a Christopher Award and was Booklist's "Editor's Choice" for best adult non-fiction book of 2006. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

When: Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 7 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238 (1825 SW Broadway).

Cost: The reading is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information contact Debra Gwartney at 503-725-8978.

Background: Since 1982, Tolan has produced dozens of documentaries and features for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media and other public radio outlets. His programs have won numerous awards, including three from the Overseas Press Club, the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, three Robert F. Kennedy awards for reporting on the disadvantaged, a Harry Chapin World Hunger Year award and a United Nations Gold Medal award.