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Writer Denizet-Lewis to Deliver First Crain Lecture of 2009

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January 6, 2009 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Benoit Denizet-Lewis will discuss journalism and the subjects he has covered -- including teen sex, sports, fraternities, addiction and young gay newlyweds -- as a contributing writer with The New York Times Magazine and other publications when he delivers the first Crain Lecture of 2009 on Monday, Jan. 12, at Northwestern University.

Titled "American Voyeur: Journalism from the Far Reaches of Modern Life," the lecture takes its name from Denizet-Lewis's soon-to-be published book of a similar name, "American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston campus.

A 1997 graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Denizet-Lewis also is author of "America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life," a non-fiction book about individuals hooked on everything from drugs and alcohol to food, gambling and sex. "America Anonymous," published by Simon & Schuster, will be released Jan. 6.

Denizet-Lewis speaks nationally on many of the issues he covers, including youth culture, sexuality and addiction. A former senior writer at Boston Magazine and staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, he has written articles for Details, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Spin, Slate, Salon, Out and other publications. He has taught magazine and nonfiction writing at Tufts and Northeastern universities and at Emerson College.

The popular, admission-free Crain Lecture Series is named in honor of magazine publishers Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. and presented by Northwestern's Medill School. For further information about the upcoming lecture, call (847) 491-5401 or visit http://www.medill.northwestern.edu.
Topics: Campus Life