Paul Elie

The Center for Franciscan and Catholic Studies and The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture at Siena College Present a lecture by

Paul Elie

"Pilgrims in Spite of Ourselves: American Catholics in the New Century"

Thursday, September 25
7:30 p.m.
The Sarazen Student Union
Room 241
Free and open to the public

PauleliePaul Elie is the author of the critically acclaimed


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Paul Elie was born in 1965 and raised in upstate New York. He is a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he has worked since 1993. A graduate of Fordham University, Elie earned an M.F.A. from the Graduate Writing Division at Columbia University. His writing has appeared in Commonweal, The New Republic, The New York Times and its Sunday magazine, Lingua Franca, Books and Culture, and several essay anthologies, as well as in A Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (Harcourt, 1994), a volume he edited. His essay “The Last Catholic Writer in America?” is included in Best American Christian Writing 2002 (Harper San Francisco, 2003). He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Lenora Todaro, and their twin sons, Leonardo and Pietro.