Radcliffe: Book Talk: Life of a Klansman


Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4:00pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA


Edward Ball is a nonfiction writer who has published five books of history and biography. Winner of a National Book Award for Slaves in the Family, Ball has written two books that have reached the New York Times Best Sellers list. His book The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures—a story of the photographer Eadweard Muybridge— is in development as a television miniseries. Since 2010, he has taught nonfiction writing, part-time, at Yale University.

At this event, Ball will speak about his next book, which explores the roots of white supremacy, and the path to writing it. To support his research, Ball has been investigating the life of a fighter in the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana, a member of Ball’s own family, and the race terror that spread through the South after the end of the Civil War. 

For lecture information, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-edward-ball-fellow-presentation.

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested in attending this event.