Writing New York

Monday, June 11, 2007

Novelist, essayist and journalist Pete Hamill talks about his new novel North River (Little, Brown & Company, 2007) set in the Depression-era New York immigrant community, and about who is telling the stories of today’s immigrants.

North River is available for purchase at

Pete Hamill will read and sign books at the Union Square Barnes & Noble tonight at 7PM.


Pete Hamill

Comments [2]


I have nothing insightful to contribute other than to say how much I have always appreciated Pete Hamill's insight, sense of fairness, and humanity. And, of course, his passion for this city. He seems to write with a New York accent. Go figure.

Jun. 11 2007 07:00 PM
Carolina Salguero from Red Hook, Brooklyn

The name for the Hudson "North River" did not completely disappear from use in the 50s as Hammill claimed at end of the show. Maybe "North River" disappeared from use by folks INLAND, all the examples Hammill gave were of landlubber talk. The Hudson is still called "the North River" by folks of the working waterfront (tug and barge crews, pilots, the coast guard's Vessel Traffic Service - similar to air traffic controllers of the water).

Jun. 11 2007 01:35 PM

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