A Moderated Conversation with Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell: "The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency"

Tue, Feb 20 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

“Among Abraham Lincoln’s many talents was his skill at bringing disparate parties together for the good of all. So it’s him we have to thank for the odd but inspired pairing of Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell.”Cleveland Plain Dealer

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and lauded author Sarah Vowell comes a powerful examination of one of American history’s most singular figures: Abraham Lincoln. Best known for his play Angels in America, Kushner also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis. A self-described “narrative nonfiction wise guy,” Vowell has written seven books about American history and culture, including the acclaimed Assassination Vacation and Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. The moderator for this lively discussion is John Majewski, the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at UCSB.

Courtesy of Chaucer's, books by both authors will be available for purchase and signing  

Tickets start at $20 / $10 UCSB students