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This year's lecture will feature "The Nation" columnist, Katha Pollitt. “Katha Pollitt has long and rightly been hailed for her brilliance, wit, and great insight into politics, social issues, and women’s rights.” —Anne Lamott, author of "Traveling Mercies" “Pitch perfect . . . painfully hilarious to read.” —The Boston GlobeKatha Pollitt writes the “Subject to Debate" column in The Nation. She has written essays for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, NBC, and the BBC. Pollitt was just awarded the American book Award's "Lifetime Achievement" prize, celebrating her contributions both as an essayist and a poet. She is the author of several collections of essays; her most recent books include "Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories(2007)" and her second collection of poetry, "The Mind-Body Problem (2009)".