Pulitzer winner Marlette
returns to talk films

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette, who visited Elon University in 2003, returns to campus for a lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in Whitley Auditorium.

Marlette will discuss his experience of adapting books for film. The movie rights for his first novel, "The Bridge," were recently purchased by Paramount, and he co-wrote the screenplay "Ex" with author Pat Conroy.

Marlette's editorial cartoons and comic strip "Kudzu" are syndicated in hundreds of newspapers. The North Carolina native has won every major award for editorial cartooning, including the 1988 Pulitzer Prize.

His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Washington Post, along with various other newspapers around the country.

"The Bridge" has been selected as a special county-wide reading for everyone in the Burlington-Elon area, and Marlette's book has been flying off the shelves. The lecture is free and open to the public, and his appearance is sponsored by Elon University and Alamance Reads, a program of the Friends of the Library.

 

 

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