The Laxalt Distinguished Writer Lecture: Sally Denton

UNLV Black Mountain Institute's Sally Denton poses March 4, 2015 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)
The Reynolds School names Investigative reporter and Nevada Native Sally Denton the 2017 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer. Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore, from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon

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November 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm

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November 14, 2017 - 9:00 pm

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Joe Crowley Student Union Third Floor Theater   View map

The Reynolds School names Investigative reporter and Nevada Native Sally Denton the 2017 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore, from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of Manifest Destiny; from one of America’s bitterest political campaigns to the powerful forces against Franklin D. Roosevelt. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship, and the Black Mountain/Kluge Fellowship. She is the author of, among others, The Money and the Power, American Massacre, The Bluegrass Conspiracy, and The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World.

The Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program was established posthumously in 2001 to inspire new generations of writers in honor of Laxalt, who developed from news reporter to fiction and nonfiction author during his prolific career. Considered by many to be Nevada’s finest writer, Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press and wrote 17 books, four of which were entered for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote for National Geographic and served as a professor in the University’s Reynolds School of Journalism for 18 years, teaching magazine writing and literary journalism.

 

If you would like to join Robert Laxalt’s friends in supporting the Distinguished Writer Program with a gift in his name, please contact Laurice Antoun-Becker, associate director of development, at (775)784-4184 or email lantounbecker@unr.edu.

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