April 27, 1999 at The University Club
Who was the "Anonymous" author of Primary Colors? What is the true identity of the Unabomber? Is this a work of Shakespeare or not? Who killed JonBenet?
Vassar College English Professor Donald Foster has pioneered the field of Forensic Linguistics and mastered the art of attribution. By uncovering the Anonymous author of Primary Colors, attributing a "lost" elegy written by Shakespeare, and consulting with law enforcement agencies on cases including the Unabomber and JonBenet Ramsey, Donald Foster has given the world new reason to choose words carefully. A member of the Vassar faculty since 1985, Professor Foster rocketed to national prominence when he was profited on Dateline NBC after be uncovered the true identity of "Anonymous", the author of the best-seller, Primary Colors. To literary scholars, however, this was just another feather in the cap of the man who revolutionized the field of analysis of the written word. Please join us at the elegant University Club, a Washington landmark, for a fascinating evening of intricately woven tales by Vassar*s Shakespeare scholar who has become a national resource.