New York Times Bestselling author Dan Egan to visit Lake Forest

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Michelle Doshi
Adult Services Librarian


New York Times Bestselling author Dan Egan to visit Lake Forest

February 22, 2019 – LAKE FOREST Ill – Join us on Wednesday, March 6, for the culminating events of Deep Freeze Read, the joint winter reading program from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries. Start at Lake Forest College in the afternoon and later Gorton Community Center for a visit with reporter and author Dan Egan.

1:00 pm at Lake Forest College: Glenn Adelson, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Lake Forest College, interviews Dan Egan about issues presented in Egan's book, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. Books will be sold both before and after the event. The event is free and open to both students and the public.

7:00 pm at Gorton Center: Susie Hoffman, Director of Education at Lake Forest Open Lands, interviews Dan Egan about his journalism, writing process, and continuing work around ecological issues. Stay afterward to have your book signed by the author. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required; please visit

About the Book

The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan's compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

About the Author

Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, and the author of 2017 New York Times Notable Book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children.