Author of ‘Correspondents’ to visit Cranston library


The Cranston Public Library will host Tim Murphy, author of “Correspondents,” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Central Library, located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Road.

Join Murphy, a 1991 graduate of Brown University and New York-based novelist and journalist, as he reads from, discusses and signs copies of his new novel, “Correspondents,” a sweeping saga of two families – one Arab-American, one Iraqi – in the years leading up to and following America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. Much of the novel takes place in the greater Boston area among its longstanding Lebanese community.

Murphy is also the author of the 2016 novel “Christodora” and is a longtime New York City-based journalist focusing on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health and politics issues. “Christodora” was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal.

Under the name Timothy Murphy, he is also the author of the 1990s novels “Getting Off Clean” and “The Breeders Box.” He has written for publications including the New York Times, New York magazine, Out magazine, The Nation, POZ magazine, and for the magazines of the ACLU and Lambda Legal.

He was a founding member of the activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist. He has taught journalism at City College of New York and creative writing once weekly at Arts & Letters School in Brooklyn, where he lives.

A proud Boston-area native, he loves spending time in upstate New York/western Massachusetts as well as in Beirut, not far from where his mother’s family hails from. He also loves Rhode Island and returns often.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale, courtesy of Barrington Books.

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