HAH Winter Book Group


Saturday, March 20, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm






Author Talk with Stephen Heyman part of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons (HAH) Winter Book Group

Stephen Heyman is the author of The Planter of Modern Life (Norton, April 2020), the first major biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, farmer and environmentalist Louis Bromfield. Formerly a features editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Heyman’s articles have appeared in Esquire, Slate, Travel & Leisure, Vogue, W and The Wall Street Journal. In 2018, he was named a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar.

The Planter of Modern Life tells the story of Louis Bromfield, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist as famous in the 1920s as Hemingway or Fitzgerald. He created a utopian experimental farm, Malabar, in Ohio which would inspire America’s first generation of organic farmers and popularize the tenets of environmentalism years before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. While millions savored his novels, which were turned into Broadway plays and Hollywood blockbusters, Bromfield’s greatest passion was the soil. To hear more from the author, join the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons (HAH) for their March winter book group discussion.

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