Book Talk: Michael Dirda, "Sailing Into Harms Way"

October 28, 2023 | 11:30 AM
Harwood Center At the Lawrence Preserve | 301 South Mill Street
Sponsored and Organized by The Book Plate

Want to read some thrilling fiction or nonfiction set during the age of the tall ships? Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for The Washington Post, will introduce some of his favorite books and short stories with a nautical background, some of them famous, others deserving rediscovery, and a few of them–Halloween is fast approaching–that will definitely put the shiver into shiver-me-timbers.

Michael Dirda is a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post Book World. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book, five collections of essays including Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting and Living with Books, and On Conan Doyle, which received a 2012 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.