- 20111017 - Writers' Voices - Susan Orlean

Rin Tin TinOne of the most creative literary journalists of today, SusanSusan Orlean Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the best-selling book, The Orchid Thief (made into the Oscar-winning movie, Adaptation). Her latest work, Rin Tin Tin, tells the story of the great dog actor’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Almost ten years in the making, Orlean's first original book since The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling. The multimedia event will combine literature, film, video, music to help illuminate the story of the iconic dog. Susan is appearing at the Englert Theater in Iowa City this Thursday, October 20th. Co-presented with Prairie Lights.