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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thomas Friedman scooped for 2012 NZ International Arts Festival

Renowned US writer to visit as Kennedy Fellow
Internationally renowned American author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman will lead a top-shelf literary line-up at the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival’s Writers and Readers Week in March, as a John F Kennedy Memorial Fellow.

One of the planet’s most influential public intellectuals, Thomas Friedman is a foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books. In being recognised by Fulbright New Zealand with a John F Kennedy Fellowship, he joins a list of eighteen eminent American thinkers including Thurgood Marshall, Harlan Cleveland, Paul Volcker and Joseph Stiglitz, who have visited New Zealand for speaking and teaching engagements in honour of President Kennedy since a memorial fund was established in his name following his death in 1963.

From the Fulbright New Zealand Quarterly

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