Nicholas Dawidoff and Ted Lasso Writer Bill Wrubel
Thursday, April 20, 2023
New time: 7:00pm
New Venue: Chevalier’s Books
133 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004
WE REQUEST THAT YOU WEAR A MASK AT THE PROGRAM.
See Nicholas Dawidoff’s new piece in The New Yorker on a book in which his main character found wisdom and truth.
What happens when someone serves years in prison for a crime he did not commit? It’s a tragedy we read about all the time. In his new book, The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City, Nicholas Dawidoff takes the case of one young man from New Haven convicted of a terrible murder, who finally proves his innocence and subsequently wins his release from years in prison.
But release isn’t always easy– it’s often horrifically painful notwithstanding freedom. Dawidoff examines his hard-fought and fraught journey from wrongful incarceration to re-entry into a society not ready to welcome back people who have done their time– even though they were proved innocent. The Other Side of Prospect weaves together the stories of the victim, the possible real murderer, and the innocent young man who was punished for something he did not do. Dawidoff writes for The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. The Other Side of Prospect was named one of the best books of 2022 by The New Yorker and hit other “best” lists as well. He is the author of other books, including The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.
In conversation with Bill Wrubel, whose writing credits include years on Modern Family, as well as the entirety of Ted Lasso.