Memoirs Of Geisha Novelist Arthur Golden To Speak At Baylor School ON Monday

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Baylor graduate Arthur Golden ’74, who wrote the widely-acclaimed novel Memoirs of a Geisha, returns to his alma mater as a keynote speaker for the school's Cushman Guest Lecture Series on Monday.

Mr. Golden will address Upper School students from 9:50-10:25 a.m., and again to Middle School students from 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel.

Memoirs of a Geisha has sold more than four million copies in English and has been translated into 32 languages around the world.
 He is currently working on a second novel to be published next year, which he discussed in an WTCI-TV "A List" interview with host Alison Lebovitz in March, 2013 (http://bit.ly/1qrscbp)

Mr. Golden is the son of Ruth Holmberg, publisher emeritus of the Chattanooga Times, and the great-grandson of New York Times andChattanooga Times owner and publisher Adolph Ochs.

The Cushman Guest Lecture Series honors retired faculty member, Bill Cushman '59.

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