Past Appearances

Pia de Jong is a well-known Dutch writer, now living in Princeton and writing for appreciative readers here in the United States. Her acclaimed family memoir, Saving Charlotte, tells of her newborn daughter’s battle with leukemia and the startling decision that led to recovery. De Jong will be in conversation with Sally Magnusson about their shared experience of writing intimate memoirs of family life and illness, and how their stories have had a far-wider impact.

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Rising Tide conference: What Can We Learn from the Dutch and their Relationship with Water
Moderated by Landon Jones
Montclair State University
October 19, 2015

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NOTES IN A BOTTLE: Relative newcomer to Princeton Pia de Jong shared her observations on life in the United States with longtime resident Landon “Lanny” Jones in front of an audience at the Princeton Public Library Monday, March 2. The Dutch novelist and columnist read from her popular weekly column for the Amsterdam daily NRC Handelsblad. Mr. Jones, former People Magazine editor, moderated the event which was part of the Library’s “Conversations that Matter” series, currently focused on immigration. For more on the writer, visit: http://www.piadejong.com. For more on the moderator, visit: http://www.lannyjones.com.

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March 2, 2015, 7- 9 pm

The Dutch novelist and newspaper columnist, who moved from Amsterdam to the United States in 2012, discusses her adjustment to writing in English and what it has taught her about the immigrant experience. The program will be moderated by Landon Jones, former editor of People and author of “Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation.”

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