22nd Annual Literary Festival 22nd Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 11-15, 1999

Mike Kelly
has worked a The Bergen Record in northern New Jersey for 24 years, the last 12 as a columnist. He has written about topics as diverse as Cuban refugees in Guantanamo Bay, terrorists in Northern Ireland and AIDS victims in East Africa. He has taken the controls of an Air Force F-16, walked the Broadway stage where "Chorus Line" was performed for 15 years, and witnessed a Ku Klux Klan cross burning. His interview subjects range from presidential candidates to the real "Soup Nazi" who inspired the famous "Seinfeld" episode. His 1995 non-fiction book, Color Lines: The Troubled Dreams of Racial Harmony In An American Town, was called "American journalism at its best" by the Washington Post, and a "stunning piece of American social history" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author J. Anthony Lukas.   [extracted from 1999 brochure]

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