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Roger Rosenblatt


Roger Rosenblatt is Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook Southampton. Rosenblatt’s essays for  Time magazine have won two George Polk awards, among others. His television essays for the  NewsHour on PBS have won the Peabody and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 15 books, published in 13 languages. They include  New York Times bestsellers  Kayak MorningUnless It Moves the Human Heart, and  Making Toast, a memoir of his family, which initially appeared as an essay in  The New Yorker. Other books are the novels  Beet and  Lapham Rising, another bestseller, as were  Rules for Aging and  Children of War, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy book prize. His one-man show,  Free Speech in America, was cited by the  Times as one of the 10 best plays of 1991. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Kenyon Review Award for literary achievement. 

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