VIRTUAL: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author Isabel Wilkerson, Author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is excited to announce Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author, Isabel Wilkerson, will speak virtually on Wednesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Registration is now open. To register for this free event, please visit our website

On Wednesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, who will discuss her latest book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Caste examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. A Library Journal starred review notes that Caste “is destined to become a classic and is urgent essential reading for all.” 

In her brilliant book, dubbed “enthralling” by a Publishers Weekly starred review, Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today. 

Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia. 

Copies of Caste will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.  

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series. For more information on this Speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.  If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010. 

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