The Niehoff Lectures at the Mercantile Library were established in 1986 at the suggestion of library benefactors Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buck Niehoff. Their desire to strengthen the Library’s role as Cincinnati’s premier forum for men and women of letters has been realized and is evidenced by our distinguished roster of Niehoff Lecturers.
I Jonathan Winters, II William F. Buckley, Jr., III George Plimpton, IV Tom Wolfe, V John Updike, VI Margaret Truman, VII David Halberstam, VIII Ray Bradbury, IX Elmore Leonard, X Pat Conroy, XI William Styron, XII Julia Child, XIII Robert Pinsky, XIV Joyce Carol Oates, XV Jonathan Winters, XVI Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., XVII Christopher Buckley, XVIII Salman Rushdie, XIX Annie Proulx, XX Calvin Trillin, XXI David Baldacci, XXII A.S. Byatt, XXIII Bill Bryson, XXIV Scott Turow, XXV Seamus Heaney, XXVI Robert A. Caro
Niehoff Lecture XXVI with Robert Caro
$175 for members; $200 for others. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
The Niehoff Lectures were inspired by Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow’s visit to the Mercantile in 1985. For the twenty-sixth installment of the series we’ve invited distinguished historian and biographer Robert A. Caro to speak. Caro has won virtually every major literary honor including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.