Gay Talese, 20th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Gay Talese

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Batten Arts and Letters Building; Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Gay Talese is the author of the highly acclaimed best seller Unto The Sons, a historical memoir that spanned two world wars and possessed what Norman Mailer called “the sweep and detail of a grand 19th-century novel.” His other best selling books include The Kingdom and The Power, Honor Thy Father, Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Fame and Obscurity, and The Bridge. He is a regular contributor to Esquire Magazine, where he was credited by Tom Wolfe with the creation of an inventive form of non-fiction writing called The New Journalism.


Talese read with Richard Hell, Mike D'Orso, and Louise Redd on Friday, October 17th, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


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