"Death of the Book -- and Other Good News"

Daniel Okrent -- who went to U-M and worked on the Michigan Daily -- will speak about "Death of the Book -- and Other Good News" 4-5:30 pm Thursday Oct. 6 at U-M Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. Okrent is perhaps best known as the first public editor at The New York Times, but he first spent more than 25 years in magazine and book publishing. The digital revolution may turn out to be as beneficial to the world of words as the printing press, Okrent says. His books include Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history.