UNCP hosts book talk with Pulitzer Prize finalist Tony Bartelme


­Tony Bartelme will hold a book talk on February 25, 2019 at 6 p.m. at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The event will be held in the Dial Building, Room 225. A reception and book signing will follow in Dial 123.

The book talk will be on A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa. The Washington Post described Bartelme’s book as “harrowing and important.”

Bartelme, a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. Through his reporting, Bartelme has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors.

Bartelme has received the highest honors in journalism including recent awards from the American Geophysical Union, Scripps Foundation and American Society of News Editors.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and was awarded a Harvard Nieman Fellowship in 2010.

The event is being sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre and Foreign Languages, the College of Arts and Sciences, The Mary Livermore Library and Pembroke Magazine.