Y's Women to hear 'New Yorker' editor
Published 4:46 pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The executive editor of The New Yorker will talk about her latest book during a meeting of the Y's Women on Monday, Nov. 28.
Dorothy Wickenden will discuss her book, Nothing Daunted -- The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West. The basis for the book is Wickenden's discovery in 2008 of her grandmother's accounts of her experiences as a school teacher in the Colorado Rockies nearly 100 years earlier, the Y's Women said in a news release.
"The book is a gripping, buoyant narrative, a Western told from the point of view of two privileged but open-minded women from the East," the release stated.
Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast, "The Political Scene."
She teaches a course in narrative nonfiction at Writers' Institute at City University of New York's Graduate Center. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was a longtime executive editor at The New Republic.