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2004 Infin8 Class

October 16, 2012  • Henry Crown Fellows Newsletter

Karl Taro Greenfeld‘s new novel, Triburbia, was published by HarperCollins in July.  HarperCollins Publishers wrote:  “Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives. A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld’s Triburbia is a bold literary tour de force in which the author renders New York City’s vibrant and affluent Tribeca neighborhood as a living breathing, character, much like Armistead Maupin did with San Francisco in his acclaimed Tales of the City. Winner of the PEN/O Henry Prize, Greenfeld dazzles as a debut novelist, marking the beginning of a brilliant career in long-form literary fiction.”

Eduardo Wurzmann reports that he was in Aspen in July hiking in the mountains and sleeping in the huts, in the company of Jay Coen Gilbert and then with 2001 Fellow Bill Browder. In August his eldest son, Alexander had his bar mitzvah, which was a “very happy moment for the family”. He also had a chance to see other Henry Crown Fellows in the West Coast: Nike Irvin, Jim Lambright, Jim Whitaker and Tina Sharkey.

Jim Whitaker’s documentary Rebirth, which chronicles the impact of the 9/11 attacks on five individuals, is a recipient of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.  The Peabody panel stated:  “For outlining a path to hope and renewal with grace, forthrightness and quiet eloquence, Rebirth receives a Peabody Award.”  To learn more about the complete list of recipients of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards click here.

And, best of luck to 2004 Fellow and Delaware Governor Jack Markell who is running for re-election in November.