Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Boston Red Sox, Bank of America & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Larry Tye – Author of and Speaking on: “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon”
6:30 PM Dinner
Wheels Up - Fenway Park (on Brookline Avenue, next to Game On)
$65 Per Person (includes an autographed copy of Larry’s book)
Larry Tye - Biographical Brief
Larry is an American non-fiction author and journalist known for his 2009 biography Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, the story of Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige. (Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, will be released two days before The Writers Series event).
From 1986 to 2001, Tye worked as a journalist at The Boston Globe, covering medicine, the environment, sports and national news. Before that he covered business and government at The Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, then was the environmental reporter at The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tye was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993–1994 and has won a series of major newspaper awards, including the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Journalism.
Two of Tye`s books, one on the Pullman porters and another on electroconvulsive therapy, have been adapted into documentary films.
Tye additionally is director of the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which each year trains 10 American medical journalists on better covering issues in this field.