Best-Selling Author to Share Excerpts from Book about Man’s Best Friend

Benoit Denizet-Lewis will read from Travels with Casey on Sept. 18 at The College of Wooster

3 September, 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Best-selling author Benoit Denizet-Lewis will make a stop at The College of Wooster later this month to share excerpts from his latest book, Travels with Casey, which made The New York Times Top 10 list of non-fiction books last month. The reading, which is free and open to the public will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). Also featured that evening will be members of The College of Wooster’s 4 Paws for Ability service-dog program.

Denizet-Lewis, an assistant professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College, is also the author of AmericanAnonymous, a study of addiction in the United States. He was a visiting instructor of English at Wooster two years ago. A citizen of both France and the United States, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at Northwestern University. He began writing for the Times Magazine at the age of 26. Since that time, he has written cover stories and features about sex, gender, youth culture, sports, addiction, music, and dogs. His work has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Boston Magazine, Spin, and Slate.com, among others. His honors include an Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Magazine Article" ("Coming Out in Middle School," The New York Times Magazine).

Denizet-Lewis’s reading is sponsored by The College of Wooster’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2434) or e-mail.