Local Bostonian, New York Times espionage writer and award-winning author of thrillers, Joseph Finder lives and breathes the real-life and fiction world of spies. This fall, a movie will be released based on his book Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. This spring, he’s coming to Boston University as part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Friends Speaker Series.
On Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm, Finder will be at the Metcalf Ballroom to lead a discussion on his life and career, beginning with his early childhood spent in Afghanistan and the Phillippines. Finder is the author of The Zero Hour, High Crimes, Killer Instinct, Company Man,Vanished, and Buried Secrets. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
A reception will follow the lecture as well as an exhibition of his archive on display. This event is free to students with a BU ID.
The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosts “Espionage, Secrets and Spies,” offering a close-up look at World War II and Cold War-era documents and artifacts. The collection will include items from the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case; documents on the first US orbital spy satellite, Corona; and objects from the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services.
“Espionage, Secrets and Spies” will be hosted tonight at 6:00 in the Gotlieb Reading Room on the fifth floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is part of Gotlieb’s Student Discovery Seminars (pdf) and is open to students with a BU ID. For more information, visit the related BU Today article and the Gotlieb website.