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Carlo Rotella

October 20, Dudley Square
Carlo Rotella is a nonfiction writer, academic, and journalist who writes for the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post Magazine. Recipient of the 2007 Whiting Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Rotella has had his work appear in the New Yorker, Critical Inquiry, American Quarterly, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Harper’s Magazine, and the American Scholar. He has also been anthologized in The Best American Essays and has held the Guggenheim, Howard, and Du Bois fellowships. A founding editor of the “Chicago Visions and Revisions” series at the University of Chicago Press, Rotella is the author of Cut Times, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; October Cities, about the redevelopment of urban cities; and his latest release, The World Is Always Coming to an End, which Kirkus calls “an ambitious analysis of a singular neighborhood that in some ways serves as a microcosm for all urban neighborhoods.”