Haiti’s Earthquake and Its Aftermath: A Conversation with Jonathan Katz

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Thursday, March 3, 2016, 8:00 pm Organization Miami Book Fair International Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Books & Books Address 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables Phone 305-237-3258 Website http://miamibookfair.com/

Jonathan M. Katz was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010 when the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the island nation. In this visceral firsthand account, Katz takes readers inside the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and through the monumental – but misbegotten – rescue effort that followed. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti’s earthquake, but of the world we live in today. WLRN’s Nadege Green will be in conversation with Katz. This event is part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture. Visit miamibookfair.com or call 305-237-3258 for a full list of events.