The Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series at Boise State University presents Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.
Louis Menand is widely considered to be the foremost modern scholar of American studies. His book “The Metaphysical Club” is a detailed history of American intellectual and philosophical life in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize in history in 2002, the book also received the 2002 Francis Parkman Prize.
Menand currently is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
The Distinguished Lecture Series features speakers who have had major impacts in politics, the arts, science, business or other realms of contemporary significance.
The lecture is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available.