DEFIANCE, Ohio – Award-winning author Ted Conover will discuss criminal justice issues, immigrations and his books on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held in Schomburg Auditorium on the campus of Defiance College and is free and open to the public.
Conover’s most recent book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing recounts his ten months of working as a guard at Sing Sing prison in New York without the knowledge of the authorities. The book gives an inside look at the prison and the people who spend their time inside.
Conover is also a noted author for several other books including Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America’s Illegal Immigrants and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes. His fifth book How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today is about five roads, each in a different country and due out in February 2010.
A graduate of Amherst College, Conover currently teaches in the Department of Journalism at New York University.
Support for this presentation is provided by the Ralph and Lorna Peters Lectureship.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
January 21, 2010