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Storm Lake - Art Cullen - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Storm Lake

10/12/2018 - 6:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 302

In 2017 small-town newspaperman Art Cullen won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Storm Lake, his first book, is like its namesake city of 15,000 many things. It is an affecting memoir about a family business and what it takes to keep an endangered species of media alive and healthy. It is a valuable reflection on how American farming has changed—and transformed the heartland with it. It is also a fascinating encapsulation of Iowa’s politics and character that could serve as a primer for any political observers with their eye on the next presidential campaign. And perhaps most importantly, Storm Lake is a forward-thinking, hopeful vision of rural America.

Art Cullen

About Presenter Art Cullen

 

Art Cullen is half the ownership and 25 percent of the news staff of The Storm Lake Times (founded by his brother John) and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his editorials taking on corporate agribusiness for fouling the state’s water and despoiling its soil. He was profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Katie Couric and many other places after winning. This is his first book.

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