News, events, and recent clips
Here's a grab bag of upcoming talks about Chesapeake Requiem, along with magazine pieces, and rare interviews in which I didn't embarrass myself. Click on the images to connect.
Where I'll be, and when I'll be there
Thursday, July 11: Washington, D.C.
The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Club members and guests
Thursday, August 8: Easton, Maryland
Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street
Free and open to the public
Thursday, September 5: Norfolk, Virginia
The Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Free and open to the public
Tuesday, October 8: Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University
Details to come
Tuesday, October 29: Waynesboro, Virginia
The Wayne Theatre, 521 W. Main Street
Admission is pay what you will; reservations encouraged
PBS NewsHour nails it
Monday, October 8, 2018
Veteran reporter John Yang and PBS producer Jaywon Choe put together this remarkable nine-minute report on Tangier's dilemma and Chesapeake Requiem, which happened to air on the same day the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that a great global unraveling may be at hand. I spent pieces of three days on Tangier with the PBS crew. Their commitment to getting the story right was plain to me, and shines through this piece.
CBS This Morning does, too
Saturday, August 11, 2018
I'm a big fan of CBS This Morning--it's been a morning ritual for me for six years. Participating in this report by ace correspondent Chip Reid was a thrill--and yielded this smart, thorough and compassionate summation of Tangier's existential dilemma.
Garden & Gun weighs in
Garden & Gun, August-September 2018
I'm pleased and humbled by this review of Chesapeake Requiem--not just because it's mighty nice, but because it was written (and beautifully) by acclaimed novelist and longform journalist Jonathan Miles.
The Washington Post's expert take
August 10, 2018
Steven Ginsberg grew up in Onancock, on Virginia's Eastern Shore--and thus brought an intimate familiarity with Tangier to this wonderful review of Chesapeake Requiem. One more thing: He happens to be the Post's national editor. I could not be more thrilled.
I love the Christian Science Monitor
August 7, 2018
Reviews do not get better than this. From Stephanie Hanes.
The Sea Is Come Up
Outside magazine, June 2018
This is the story of a father and son working aboard the Henrietta C., a Tangier Island crabbing boat, when it encountered a disastrous storm miles from land in April 2017--and the valiant efforts of their fellow watermen to save them. I came to know everyone in the tale during my time on the island, which made this a tough one to write.
A podcast with the Sun's Dan Rodricks
October 3, 2018
I've been fortunate enough to twice sit for interviews with the redoubtable Dan Rodricks, longtime columnist at Baltimore's Sun and the voice of that cranky but lovable city. Here's the second conversation, this one about Chesapeake Requiem for the Sun podcast he hosts. It was recorded as we sat on the edge of the Inner Harbor during the Baltimore Book Festival.
The New Republic ponders Tangier
August 31, 2018
The smart chronicler of politics and society here offers a smart essay on the book, the island, and an African community facing all-too-similar changes.