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ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands: Traveling the Mediterranean with Odysseus

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Author Scott Huler talks about his journey retracing the footsteps of Odysseus across the Mediterranean.

Three millennia ago, the Greek hero Odysseus was dragged off to war in Troy. On his ten-year return journey he island-hopped in the Mediterranean, facing Gods and witches, monsters and storms, the story becoming the base of The Odyssey, Homer's famous epic poem. Merely a century ago, James Joyce in turn based his Ulysses on Homer's poem. Ulysses is supposed to be the greatest—and most complicated— English book of the 20th century, and Huler publicly swore off trying to read it on NPR. This led to: a Ulysses reading group; a return to Homer's Odyssey-and my own complex Mediterranean journey retracing the passage of Odysseus. During the presentation Huler will talk about what he found on the way.

The author of seven books of nonfiction, Scott Huler has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber, for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and such magazines as Backpacker, Fortune, and ESPN. His award-winning radio work has been heard on National Public Radio and American Public Media. He has been a staff writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer and a staff reporter and producer for Nashville Public Radio. He was the founding and managing editor of the Nashville City Paper. He has taught at such colleges as Berry College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books have been translated into five languages.

He was a 2002-2003 Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan, 2011 Piedmont Laureate in creative nonfiction, and a 2014-2015 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Awards he has won include Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards, Tennessee AP Broadcasters Association Awards, and most recently a 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Award.

He currently works as the senior writer at Duke Magazine and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, the writer June Spence, and their two sons.

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