Joe Queenan: Journalist, Critic and Essayist
Recorded April 25, 2013, in Mayser Gymnasium.
Joe Queenan is the author of nine books, including, most recently, One for The Books. His memoir Closing Time was a New York Times Notable Book of 2009.
Queenan writes the Moving Targets column for the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. He has written thousands of stories for publications as varied as The New York Times, GQ, The Washington Post, People, The Guardian, The New Republic, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Spy, Men’s Health, Barron’s, Rolling Stone, Vogue and TV Guide. He regularly writes and hosts radio features for the BBC. In 2005, he won a Sports Emmy for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL.
Queenan is a native of Philadelphia, married, with two children, and currently lives in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Copies of “One for the Books,” and the highly acclaimed “Closing Time” will be available for signing after his Common Hour presentation.