Buzz Bissinger, 33rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Buzz Bissinger

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



President’s Lecture Series, Mills Godwin Auditorium

Author/Artist Bio

Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Journalism, has written for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Philadelphia Enquirer, and Vanity Fair. He is perhaps best known for his book Friday Night Lights, which became a successful film and television series. Other books include A Prayer for the City, which offers insight into the urban political scene of Philadelphia during Mayor Ed Rendell’s term in the 1990s, the New York Times' bestselling Three Nights in August, which chronicles a series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, and Shooting Stars, co-authored with basketball superstar LeBron James.


Bissinger presented on Thursday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mills Godwin Auditorium as part of the President's Lecture Series.


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