Publishing clearinghouse: ‘The Investigator’; ‘Washington Black’

Book events

“The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War” by Vladimir Dzuro
4-6 p.m., Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room 229

Dzuro, a former investigator with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague with discuss his book and present a lecture entitled “Lethal Propaganda: Fake News in Post-Conflict Environment — The Case of the Balkan War.”


Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Esi Edugyan, author of “Washington Black”
7:30 p.m. March 9, Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Edugyan’s “Washington Black” is an epic adventure about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a man of the world. George Washington Black, or “Wash,” an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master’s brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning — and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything.


New books

Datemi carta, penna, e calamaio: lettere di Giuseppe Baretti a Vittore Vettori,” (QuiEdit of Verona, Italy, 2019), with Francesca Savoia, professor of Italian, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, as critical editor and author of the introduction

Twenty-one original letters by Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789), until now almost completely unknown, are collected for the first time, transcribed and annotated in their entirety in this volume. The letters show the use of one's correspondence both as a site for linguistic experimentation and literary critical debate, as well as a means of supporting one's training, representation and self-promotion.


The University Times welcomes information about new books, journals, plays and musical compositions written or edited by faculty and staff.

Newly published works can be submitted through this link. Please keep the book descriptions short and accessible to a general audience.

Journals should be peer-reviewed. Self-published works will not be accepted. The listings also are restricted to complete works, because individual chapters, articles, works of art and poems would be too numerous.

We’ll also be highlighting some books and book talks with connections to Pitt.

If you have any questions, please contact editor Susan Jones at or 412-648-4294.