Referring to The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl, as a modern parable, author Timothy Egan challenged his Oswego audiences to look to the Dust Bowl era as an example of a time when humankind created an environment that changed the climate. The 2006 book documents, often from primary
DAVID BENIOFF, author of the 2012-13 Oswego Reading Initiative selection “City of Thieves” and co-creator of “Game of Thrones,” made a public appearance April 24 in SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center arena. He also met in the afternoon for a Q & A with students in the Creative Writing and English majors. Benioff wrote “City of
A story on the curious habits of two sets of primates — the chimpanzee-like bonobos and humans — earned Vanessa Woods’ Bonobo Handshake the thumbs-up as the 2011 Oswego Reading Initiative selection.
Woods’ story of self-discovery chronicles traveling to the Congo to work with her then-fiancé (now husband), which led to her discovering her interest and ability to work with the endangered bonobos.