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2004 IDEAS Speaker to Talk About New Book Thursday

January 28, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and 2004 IDEAS Boston Speaker Tracy Kidder will talk about his new book, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction, at the Boston Public Library on January 31 at 6 p.m. In an interview with The Boston GlobeKidder talked about the books he’s reading now, the books he avoids, and how serving in Vietnam affected him as a reader. Kidder won his Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Soul of a New Machine.

The Boston Globe has produced a video on 2004 IDEAS Boston Speaker Tod Machover‘s process for his latest work, “A Toronto Symphony: Concerto for Composer and City.”  To create the work, commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Machover asked people to submit the sounds they associate with the city. In person and via Skype, he also asked people to describe the city so that he could incorporate their ideas into the piece. The symphony will be premiered in Toronto on March 9.

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