Als knew he wanted to be a writer from an early age — when he found it difficult to express himself at dinner, he wrote his thoughts in notebooks.
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New Yorker writer shares wisdom on writing, life

March 24, 2011 • 0
Hilton Als, staff writer and theater critic for The New Yorker, writes what he knows. Als, the recipient of a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship for creative writing, described his time at The New Yorker, his writing life and his thoughts on the black male experience in a lecture in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library »