February 17, 2021

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – February 17, 2021 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that acclaimed biographer Hermione Lee will discuss her biography of playwright Tom Stoppard with him virtually via a live webinar on Wednesday, February 24 at 5 p.m.

"I can't think of a better way to launch the spring series of Brooklyn Voices than to welcome this great biographer of so many of modern literature's most important writers," said Phillip Dehne, Ph.D., executive dean and professor of history at SJC Brooklyn. "This event is unique for our series. While we've presented memoirs and biographies, we've never had the actual subject of the biography in conversation with the writer."

Hermione Lee, acclaimed biographer of Virginia Woolf, Penelope Fitzgerald and more, turns her attention in her latest book to the towering and beloved literary figure Tom Stoppard. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, Stoppard's most acclaimed creations remain as fresh and moving today as when they dazzled their first audiences, and his works span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism and fiction. Lee's Tom Stoppard: A Life seamlessly weaves Stoppard's life and work together into a vivid, insightful and always riveting portrait of a remarkable man. Lee discusses her latest biography with the esteemed Tom Stoppard himself at this exclusive virtual event.

Tickets for this event are $45-50 and include a signed hardcover copy of the book, as well as a signed bookplate. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.