Housing and Employment in a Precarious Economy: A Panel Discussion with Jessica Bruder

We are honored to welcome 2019 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer and author of Nomadland, Jessica Bruder, for a lunchtime panel discussion on housing and employment in a precarious economy.

Jessica Bruder is a journalist who writes about subcultures and social issues. For her book Nomadland, she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in a precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving — from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. Named a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice, Nomadland won the 2017 Discover Award and was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award.

She is the author of Burning Book and is currently writing about trust in the age of surveillance.

Jessica has been teaching narrative storytelling at Columbia Journalism School and contributing to The New York Times for more than a decade. She has also written for New York Magazine, WIRED, Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian. She lives in Brooklyn with a dog named Max and more plants than you can shake a leafy stick at.

Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393356311
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018