Join two funny, highly acclaimed, award winning authors - Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker, and Alexandra Horowitz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog and On Looking - as they sit down together and share their work, broaden our thinking, and discuss our beloved canine companions: How do dogs think and how has our relationship with dogs evolved? And how do we go about finding out?
Alexandra Horowitz teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University. She earned her PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego, and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinoceros, bonobos, and dogs. For seventeen years she shared her home with an unwitting research subject, Pumpernickel, a wonderful mixed breed. Before her scientific career, Horowitz worked as a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and served on the staff of The New Yorker. She lives in New York City with her husband, young son, and Finnegan, a dog of indeterminate parentage and determinate character. Her latest book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, was published January, 2013.
Susan Orlean has written for The New Yorker since 1987. Many of her pieces are collected in "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People" and "My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere." Her book "The Orchid Thief," which originated as a piece for the magazine, was the basis of the Spike Jonze film "Adaptation." She is working on a book about Rin Tin Tin.