Archived Event

You’re invited to join the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Knox County Public Library, and media sponsor WUOT for an evening with Steve Inskeep on Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.

Inskeep, one of the anchors of NPR’s Morning Edition, will discuss his new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and A Great American Land Grab, a narrative history of two men who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. David Treuer recently reviewed the book in The Washington Post.

Inskeep authored an opinion piece in The New York Times on whether Jackson should stay on the $20 bill. Co-host Renée Montagne talked with him about Jacksonland on Morning Edition on Tuesday, May 19. He also appeared on The Diane Rehm Show, which is aired locally on WUOT-2, on Thursday, May 21. WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth also interviewed Inskeep.

Copies of Jacksonland will be available for purchase at the Bijou from Union Ave Books prior to the event, and the author will sign copies afterward.

As co-anchor of Morning Edition, Inskeep has hosted the program from New Orleans, Detroit, Karachi, Cairo, Houston and Tehran. He received a Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for “The Price of African Oil,” a series on conflict in Nigeria, and shared an Alfred I. Dupont award for “The York Project,” a groundbreaking series of conversations on race in America. Last year he and his colleagues drove 2,428 miles along the entire U.S.-Mexico border; the resulting series, “Borderland,” won widespread attention.

Inskeep is also the author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, an account of a single day in December 2009 when a bomb blast ripped through a Shia religious procession, followed by the torching of hundreds of businesses in Karachi’s commercial district.

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Author Photo Credit: Linda Fittante