Susan Orlean Brings New Book to Englert October 20th

The Englert and Prairie Lights Books are excited to host Susan Orlean on Thursday, October 20 at 8 pm. Orlean will read from her new book "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend".

One of the most creative literary journalists of today, Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the best-selling book, "The Orchid Thief" (made into the Oscar-winning movie, "Adaptation"). Her latest work, "Rin Tin Tin", tells the story of the great dog actor’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Almost ten years in the making, Orlean's first original book since "The Orchid Thief", "Rin Tin Tin" is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling. The multimedia event will combine literature, film, video, music to help illuminate the story of the iconic dog.

Two tickets and a copy of the book can be purchased for $27, single tickets are $15, and students $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Englert Box Office and Prairie Lights.

The Englert Theatre is located at 221 East Washington St., Iowa City. For tickets, the public should call the Box Office at (319) 688-2653. Tickets can also be purchased online at

The event will be streamed live on the Writing University website.