N.Y. Columnist: Speaker at BookExpo America

January 23, 2008 11:50:42 AM PST
Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist, will be the keynote speaker this year at BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual national convention.

Friedman, whose books include the million-selling "The World is Flat," will be promoting his new work, "Green is the New Red, White and Blue," an environmentally themed work coming out in August.

BookExpo event director Lance Fensterman said Wednesday he was "especially pleased and proud to have been able to secure him for this book, and for this keynote event. Thomas Friedman's message not only dovetails nicely with our own programming, but it promises to be a definitive 'call to arms' for how we manage our environment in the future."

BookExpo America will be held in Los Angeles from May 29 to June 1.