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Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer is the author of four critically acclaimed books, including Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet. A Fulbright scholar, Guggenheim fellow, and Whiting Award winner, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cullman Center, MacDowell, and the University of Oxford’s Centre for Life-Writing. Meyer is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches nonfiction writing. He lives in Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Featured Book: Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet: The Favorite Founder’s Divisive Death, Enduring Afterlife, and Blueprint for American Prosperity



  • Friday, Sept. 23 @ 2:30 p.m. – The Amazing AFTERlife of Benjamin Franklin – Oscar Larson PAC, Multi-Use Rehearsal North (193A), Brookings
  • Friday, Sept. 23 @ 3:30 p.m.Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140

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