Lynda Schuster (U.S.)Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Join us for a reading with international journalist Lynda Schuster.
“A riveting international thriller…A page-turner thanks to lucid writing and thrilling storytelling.”
â€”Â Kirkus, starred review
International journalistÂ (and local Pittsburgher)Â LyndaÂ SchusterÂ has led an extraordinary life of adventure, heartbreak, and political intrigue. Join us for a revealing peek into a fascinating life asÂ LyndaÂ reads from her newly published autobiographyÂ Dirty Wars and Polished Silver.
Dirty Wars and Polished SilverÂ examinesÂ her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and later, as the wife of a U.S. ambassador. It chronicles her time living through a war on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on uprisings in Central America, dodging rocket fire in Lebanon, and grieving the loss of her first husband, a fellow reporter, who was killed only ten months after their wedding.
But even after her second marriageÂ to an American diplomat, all the black-tie parties and personal staff could not protect her from the violence of war. Equal parts gripping and charming,Â Dirty Wars and Polished SilverÂ is a story about one womanâ€™s quest for self-discoveryâ€”only to find herself, unexpectedly, more or less back where she started: wiser, saner, more resolved.
Lynda‘s reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with Carnegie Mellon University’s Sharon Dilworth and a Q&A with the audience.
â€‹Lynda SchusterÂ is a former foreign correspondent forÂ The Wall Street JournalÂ andÂ The Christian Science Monitor, who has reported from Central and South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. Her writing has appeared inÂ Granta,Â Utne Reader,Â The Atlantic Monthly, andÂ The New York Times Magazine, among other. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.