Author Talk with Ariel Sabar

Northeast Library

Author Talk with Ariel Sabar

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7 p.m.

Author Ariel Sabar discusses his newly published book, Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York.

Intrigued by his parent's story of meeting in New York's Washington Square Park, Sabar interviewed couples who first met in New York City's iconic public spaces. Sabar tells their love stories in novel-like detail, drawing the reader into the hearts of strangers just as their lives are about to change.

Sabar covered the 2008 presidential campaigns for The Christian Science Monitor and is an award-winning former staff writer for the Baltimore Sun and the Providence (RI) Journal. My Father's Paradise, his first book, won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an international award for books of high literary quality that foster global understanding.

Sabar teaches creative writing at The George Washington University.