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Award-Winning Travel Writer, Wednesday, Jan 27, 4:30, Old Falvey 104

Todd Pitock has recently won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award and the American Society of Journalists & Authors Award. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best Travel Writing, Best Jewish Writing, Discover, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He has received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Lily Foundation on Religion, and others. His subjects are wide-ranging; he’s written about why Swedes are crazy about golf, and why a lot of people in the Developing World aren’t.  He’s traveled with Tauregs in the Sahara and Bushman in the Kalahari. He’s interviewed global figures like Nelson Mandela and Jordan’s Prince Hassan, celebrity athletes like Diana Nyad and Greg Norman, Fortune 500 CEOs and so on. He’s appeared on MSNBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, Public Radio International and many other broadcasting outlets.  Come learn from him!