Writers in Residence - Spring Quarter 1995
Mr. Kidder taught "The Art of Expository Prose"
Tracy Kidder is the author of a number of memorable books about people at work in distinctive professions dealing with compelling social issues. Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine (1981) chronicled the world of the new computer industry, winning both a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award. In House (1985) he wrote about the craftsmen who design and build dwellings; in Among Schoolchildren (1989) he wrote about grade-school teachers and their pupils and won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. In Old Friends (1993) he wrote about the aged and those who care for them.