Nov. 13: Mitch Albom, 7:30 p.m., Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Conn.
New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom will discuss his latest novel, The First Phone Call from Heaven, the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from people in the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.
Albom's books have sold over 33 million copies, have been published in 42 different languages worldwide, and have been made into Emmy Award-wining and critically-acclaimed TV movies. His memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie, spent four straight years atop TheNew York Times list. An internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, and broadcaster, Albom is also an ardent philanthropist who has founded six charities, including an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti for victims of the 2010 earthquake. His many honors include being named National Hospice Organization Man of the Year, the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sportswriting, and a recent induction into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame.