Friday, March 07, 2008

Winner of Seven-Days Best Political Blog at Brooks Memorial Library, Friday, March 7 @ 7 PM

Brooks Memorial Library presents Vermont blogger Philip Baruth , on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

Baruth is a novelist, and a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio. His award-winning commentary series, "Notes from the New Vermont," has focused since 1998 on both the national and the local, the deeply political and the undeniably absurd. His political blog, Vermont Daily Briefing, has been in operation since September 2005. It was voted "Best Vermont Blog (Political)" in 2006 and 2007.

Baruth 's most recent novel, "The X President," took this penchant for satire to new lengths: the book follows the desperate attempts of a 109-year-old Bill Clinton to re-write his historical legacy. The New York Times selected "The X President" as a "Notable Book of 2003."

Philip lives in Burlington and has taught at the University of Vermont since 1993. Before that time, he earned a B.A. at Brown University, and his Ph.D at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to fiction, he publishes non-fiction essays, and scholarship on 18th-century British literature.

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