FOL Meet the Author Series: Bill Schutt


Tuesday, November 14

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The FOL welcomes Bill Schutt, author of Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Schutt is a biology professor at LIU Post. For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. But the true nature of cannibalism–the role it plays in evolution as well as human history–is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact. In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural Historyzoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism’s role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic.

 

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is part of the FOL’s Meet the Author Series, which has featured such luminaries as Colm Toibin, Roger Rosenblatt, Nelson DeMille, Susan Isaacs, Hilma Wolitzer, Gail Sheehy, Eric Fischl, George Vecsey, and Michael Gross.