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THE PRINCE OF WENTWORTH STREET: An American Boyhood in the Shadow of Genocide

Author Talk Dover Public Library John Christie NAASR NAASR Event Video

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30pm (Eastern)
LIVE on Ring Central

John Christie will present his memoir, The Prince of Wentworth Street: An American Boyhood in the Shadow of Genocide, about growing up in Dover, NH, in the 1950s and 1960s. John grew up next door to his grandmother, Rose Banaian, who was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire.

The memoir has been widely praised by reviewers and fellow journalists. Stephen Kurkjian, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, wrote, "This beautifully-told story is both ageless and modern - coming to understand that your identity is defined by both Genocide and survival."

John Christie is an award-winning veteran journalist who has worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher for newspapers in Massachusetts, Florida, and Maine. He attended St. Mary Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and UNH. He is the editor of the best seller Andrew: Savagery from the Sea. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, Yankee magazine, the Boston Phoenix, NPR-affiliate WBUR, and elsewhere. With his wife, Naomi Schalit, he founded the investigative news service, the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.

The program will also include introductory remarks by NAASR Director of Academic Affairs and fellow Dover native Marc A. Mamigonian.

Dover Public Library (NH)
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

Purchase The Prince of Wentworth Street from the NAASR Bookstore.

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