Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Davidson
by Staff Writer
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available for pickup at the Alvarez College Union box office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.
A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Caro has won virtually every major literary honor in American letters for his five major works.
He is best known for his four-volume biography of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, which the London Times called “the greatest biography of our era.”
Caro won his first Pulitzer Prize for “The Power Broker,” a 1975 study of New York politician Robert Moses.
In 2003, his second Pulitzer honored “Master of the Senate,” the third volume of his examination of President Johnson.
Caro’s other honors include two National Book Critics Circle Awards for best nonfiction book of the year, the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the National Academy of Arts and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the book that “best exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist.”
He also received the National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama.
Call the ticket desk at 704-894-2135 for more information.