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The Dinosaur Artist

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The Dinosaur Artist


The Dinosaur Artist book cover.


From the rush for dinosaur bones in the 19th century American West to recent discoveries in the Middle East and Asia, the hunt for fossils that shed light on Earth’s distant past has long captured our imagination. Explore the perilous world of the illicit international fossil trade with New Yorker staff writer Paige Williams, as she delves into the riveting true story of one man's dangerous obsession with a rare dinosaur skeleton.

This lecture is suitable for ages 10 and above.

Ms. Williams new book The Dinosaur Artist will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Speaker: Paige Williams

Paige Williams. Photo courtesy Alison Forner.

Paige Williams is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a Mississippi native. A National Magazine Award winner for feature writing, her journalism has been anthologized in multiple volumes of The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. She is the Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and a Nieman fellow at Harvard. At The New Yorker, Williams has written about suburban politics in Detroit, the death penalty in Alabama, paleoanthropology in South Africa, and the theft of cultural palimony from the Tlingit peoples of Alaska.


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Date & Time

  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

Doors Open: 1:30 pm
Talks: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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