Ben Austen, the author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing (HarperCollins, 2018), will give a talk at 6 p.m. on April 9 in Gasson Hall, room 301. Austen’s book, the story of Chicago’s public housing development, intertwines personal narratives, city politics, and national history. High-Risers has been compared to other literary non-fiction works such as Evicted, The Warm of Other Suns, Common Ground, and There Are No Children Here. Austen’s writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, and New York magazine, among other publications. Read an interview with Austen in the Chicago Tribune. Sponsors: The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts.
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