Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series: James McBride

James McBride opens the season with his signature porkpie hat and his 2013 National Book Award Winner, The Good Lord Bird.  Based on the true story of abolitionist John Brown, the novel is irreverent, funny and provocative – like McBride himself.

McBride is also known for his award-winning autobiography The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, which has been published in 16 languages and in more than 20 countries.