For Immediate Release —Oct. 28, 2008
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516

James Reston Jr.  to Visit SUNY Geneseo Oct. 29

GENESEO, N.Y. -- Well-known author James Reston Jr., a significant figure in assisting David Frost with the famous Nixon interviews of 1977, will be on the SUNY Geneseo campus Oct. 29.  He will participate in a public seminar from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Milne Library Room 208.  His recent book, “The Conviction of Richard Nixon:  The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews,” is the basis of the play “Frost/Nixon” currently at Rochester’s GEVA Theater, and a film of the same name coming out in December.  Reston is currently a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington

Reston is the author of 13 books, three plays and numerous articles in national magazines.  His last four historical works, “Galileo:  A Life,” “The Last Apocalypse,” “Warriors of God,” and “Dogs of God” have been translated into 12 foreign languages.  “Warriors of God” and “Collision at Home Plate” have been optioned by Hollywood.

His articles have been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Esquire, American Theatre, Playboy and Rolling Stone.

Reston was an assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, from 1964-65.  He was a lecturer in creative writing at the University of North Carolina from 1971-81.