Author will speak at K about journalism and fiction

Author Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman, author of “The Submission.”

Author and former New York Times reporter Amy Waldman will visit Kalamazoo College on March 6 to discuss the balance between journalism and fiction writing.

Waldman is the author of “The Submission,” a fictional novel about controversy surrounding a 9/11 memorial in New York. After a jury panel selects a design from an anonymous architect, they learn he is a Muslim. The revelation triggers both fury and ambivalence in New York City and beyond.

“The Submission,” Waldman’s first published novel, is the 2013 Reading Together book for the city of Kalamazoo.

Waldman worked for the New York Times for eight years. She was also a national correspondent for The Atlantic. Her fiction has been published in The Atlantic, Boston Review and the Financial Times and was anthologized in “The Best American Non-required Reading 2010.”

Waldman will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Connable Recital Hall, Light Fine Arts Building, on the K campus. The event is free and open to the public.