Annual Mel and Cindy Yoken Cultural Series Lecture to feature Lucette Lagnado!

Providence, RI [Brown University] – At 5:30pm on Monday, April 22, 2013, Lucette Lagnado will give a Friends of the Library sponsored talk, “IN SEARCH OF MY ARROGANT YEARS – Recalling my lost childhood from Cairo to Paris to New York”  as part of the Mel and Cindy Yoken Cultural Series in the Lownes Room on the second floor of the John Hay Library.  This lecture is free and open to the public, a reception and book signing will follow.

Lucette Lagnado is a cultural and investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she has received numerous prizes for her work. She and her family left Egypt as refugees when she was a small child, an experience that helped shape and inform her two recent memoirs, The Arrogant Years and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, published by Ecco/HarperCollins. “Sharkskin,” which received the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, has been translated in several languages including French and Arabic, and has been very popular in Egypt.  She is also the co-author of Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz, which has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Lagnado resides with her husband, journalist Douglas Feiden, in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, New York.

Friends of the Library is an association interested in fostering the growth and usefulness of the Brown University Library and in encouraging gifts of books, desirable collections, other scholarly materials and funds.

The Brown University Library is home to more than 6.8 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research, and learning needs of Brown students and faculty, as well as scholars from around the country and the world.

Contact: Jennifer Braga |  401-863-6913