Christopher Hitchens Speaks at Historic Hoover Theatre
Ever wonder how Christopher Hitchens became Christopher Hitchens? English-born and American by adoption, Hitchens is one of the most captivating (and sometimes controversial) literary journalists working today. He has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places including Iran, Iraq and North Korea and recently publically criticized the Vatican for the sex abuse scandal involving children.
Upon turning 60, Hitchens traced his family lineage and offers an intimate glimpse into his fascinating life including his friendships with writers James Fenton, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan.
About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.