Novelist Hershon discusses her craft

When she was 16 years old, novelist Joanna Hershon broke her jaw so severely she could not speak all summer. Until it healed, writing was her only means of communication. Since then, one of her greatest fascinations has been “the effect of trauma, of pivotal moments, on people’s lives,” she said at a Branford College […]


Bazelon talks media

Senior Slate Magazine editor Emily Bazelon ’93 LAW ’00 began her Pierson College Master’s Tea with an appeal for the audience’s attention. “The problem with journalism,” Bazelon said Monday, “is that by the time’s anyone’s interested in a topic, you’ve moved on.” She found a keen audience in over 20 members of the Yale community. […]