In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Michael Dirda

Date / Time

  • March 23, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States



As a preview event to our exhibition — Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives, opening April 9, 2017 — Michael Dirda joins us to talk about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes in the context of popular fiction at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, including precursors and later “rivals” of Holmes’.

Michael Dirda is a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post as well as a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and many other periodicals. He is the author of a memoir, four collections of essays, and other books about books. He was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.