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Interstate 69 Author Matt Dellinger '97 Returns to Campus on November 3

September 26, 2010

Matt Dellinger 2-010.jpgSeptember 26, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Matt Dellinger, author of the acclaimed new book Interstate 69 and 1997 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater on Wednesday, November 3, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.  Dellinger's appearance, which is also part of DePauw's 2010 ArtsFest celebration, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, Thompson Recital Hall.  The program is free and open to all.

Dellinger has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Oxford American, Smithsonian, the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and the New York Times, and Interstate 69 Matt Dellinger Upright.jpghas reported on transportation and planning for the public radio program The Takeaway. He worked for ten years on staff at the New Yorker as an illustrations editor, the magazine's first-ever multimedia editor, and the producer and host of "The New Yorker Out Loud," the magazine's first weekly podcast.

Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway was released August 24. The book "is more than the story of a road,"noted the August 25 Wall Street Journal "Bookshelf" column. Texas' Galveston County Daily News opined, "Matt Dellinger provides a fascinating and absorbing examination of a project that reveals as much about America today as it does about building an interstate."

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, a 1955 graduate of DePauw. Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.

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