Surf’s Up With Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan
On Thursday, May 19, ALOUD welcomes back to the Pacific coast William Finnegan, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for biography and New Yorker staff writer. Finnegan’s award-winning new memoir, Barbarian Days, follows his lifelong adventures of chasing waves all over the world. From Guam, Samoa, Fiji to Africa, Finnegan vividly describes how his off-the-beaten-path quest to master the art of surfing led to a distinguished career in journalism. Before Finnegan discusses his thrilling new work with fellow surfing aficionado and writer David Rensin at ALOUD, dip into a few bodacious images from the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Collection.