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Writers on a New England Stage: Malcolm Gladwell

Celeste Sloman

NHPR’s Peter Biello will host the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage—a partnership with The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. International bestselling author and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell will be discussing his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.

Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath, as well as being named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. He also produces the podcasts Revisionist History and Broken Record. Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996.

His latest book, Talking to Strangers, examines interactions between strangers and why they often go awry. Looking at moments in history—Fidel Castro fooling the CIA, the trial of Amanda Knox in Italy, the death of Sandra Bland—Gladwell points out flaws in people’s perceptions of one another and how they draw those conclusions. His thought-provoking prose weaves through the psychology of human tendencies and the consequences of our misguided judgements and inability to understand the strangers around us.

Join Malcom Gladwell and Peter Biello, host of NHPR’s The Bookshelf, Friday, Sept. 13, at 7: 30 p.m. at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

For tickets, stop by The Music Hall box office, call 603-436-2400 or purchase online. Ticket price includes one reserved seat and a book voucher redeemable on event night for a signed copy.

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