City Arts & Lectures Presents SUSAN ORLEAN

Susan Orlean author photo and On Animals cover image


in conversation with Steven Winn

Sunday, October 31, 2021
1:00pm Pacific Time

KQED Broadcast: 10/31/2021

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater


A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, Susan Orlean has written with wit and endless curiosity about subjects ranging from umbrella inventors to origami artists, from the figure skater Tonya Harding to treadmill desks, gospel choirs, and taxidermy. She is the author of Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and The Library Book, in which Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history. Her new book, On Animals, is a collection of Orlean’s lifetime of explorations of the creatures she finds most fascinating. They range from stories about lions to tigers to panda bears and beyond; profiles of dogs and donkeys; meditations on what it’s like to raise chickens and care for whales; stories about animals that star in movies, animals that go to war, and animals that are celebrated for being beautiful.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
KQED Broadcast
San Francisco, CA
On Animals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982181536
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 12th, 2021

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