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Margalit Fox is a writer for the New York Times who has worked both a book reviewer and obituary writer. In 2011, she was awarded the Front Page Award by the Newswomen’s Club of New York for her work at the New York Times. Previously an editor at the New York Times Book Review, Fox has written numerous articles on language, culture and ideas for New York Newsday, Variety, and other publications. Originally trained as a linguist, she wrote her first book, Talking Hands, about the sign language community. The New York Times Book Review calls Talking Hands “an exhaustive, energetic and frequently elegant tour through the world of sign language and sign linguistics.” Her newest book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code, looks at the attempts made to translate Europe’s earliest written records. She currently lives in Manhattan. (rhbouchard)… (més)
Margalit Fox will be promoting The Riddle of the Labyrinth
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code Margalit Fox An award-winning journalist originally trained as a linguist, Margalit Fox is a senior writer at the New York Times. When archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flourished on Crete, he discovered a cache of clay tablets written in 1450 B.C. Fox’s new book The Riddle of the Labyrinth blends history, linguistics, and cryptology, in telling the story of the 50-year quest to decipher the mysterious ancient script known as Linear B found on these tablets. She is also the author of Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind, the story of a remote Bedouin village with an unusually high incidence of deafness where relative isolation enabled the creation of an indigenous sign language. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)