William Finnegan, "Barbarian Days" Politics and Prose

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A long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, Finnegan has written four books, including Dateline Soweto and Crossing the Line; his honors include two Overseas Press Club Awards. In his new book this veteran observer of socio-cultural change and political events keeps his international focus but turns the lens on himself. Charting a passion for surfing that he’s indulged on beaches from San Francisco and Hawaii to Australia and Asia, Finnegan’s memoir is by turns an adventure, an ethnographic stu…more

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