Winter Park Institute

Roger Rosenblatt

Journalist, author, playwright and teacher


Making Toast: A Reading by Roger Rosenblatt

Speaker Video

Event Details

Roger Rosenblatt read from his work, Making Toast, the unforgettable story of tragedy and recovery based on the sudden death of his 38 year-old daughter.

*Book signing to follow*

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Speaker Bio

After being the youngest House Master in the history of Harvard, Roger Rosenblatt served a term as director of education at the National Endowment for the Humanities. His essays for "The News Hour" have won a Peabody and an Emmy award, and essays for Time magazine have won two George Polk Awards. Mr. Rosenblatt has also been a columnist and editor-at-large for Life magazine, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, a columnist and editorial board member of The Washington Post and editor-at-large of Time, Inc. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Esquire and elsewhere.

A Fulbright scholar with five honorary doctorates, Rosenblatt is the author of five Off-Broadway plays and twelve books including a collection of his writings, The Man in the Water, Coming Apart: A Memoir of the Harvard Wars of 1969, and the national bestseller, Rules for Aging. His Children of War (1983) won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has been published in seven languages. Lapham Rising, also a national bestseller, was his first novel. Rosenblatt’s latest work, Making Toast: A Family Story, chronicles the sudden death of his 38-year old daughter and the decision he and his wife made to move in with their son-in-law to help raise the three grandchildren.