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Kenneth Turan ’67

Turan_Ken.jpgKenneth Turan ’67 recently received the 2008 Alumni Award from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Turan is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide and served as the Times’ book review editor. Turan teaches film reviewing and nonfiction writing at the University of Southern California and is on the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center. The author’s most recent books are Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made and Never Coming to a Theater Near You. He is also the co-author of Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke. Turan’s latest book Free For All, an oral history of Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival, is scheduled to be published in September.

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