Lyon College Honors Fellows Program to feature presentation by James Beard award-winning writer Alice Driver

The Lyon College Honors Fellows Program will feature a presentation by writer and investigative journalist Dr. Alice Driver on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 11:45 a.m. via Zoom teleconference. The campus community and public are invited. A link will be shared via Lyon College social media.

Driver is a James Beard Award-winning writer from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Her forthcoming book, “The Life and Death of the American Worker: The Immigrants Taking on America’s Largest Meatpacking Company” (Astra House 2024), will be the focus of the lecture. It is available for preorder from Amazon.

Driver also is the author of “More or Less Dead” (University of Arizona, 2015) and the forthcoming “Artists All Around” (Princeton Architectural Press 2025), a memoir about her family’s relationship with Maurice Sendak, the author of “Where the Wild Things Are.” She is the translator of “Abecedario de Juárez” (University of Texas 2022).

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Driver speak to us about her groundbreaking work that crosses disciplines and boundaries and exposes the behind the scenes inequalities of our food systems,” said Dr. Stephanie Saunders, associate professor of Spanish and assistant director of the Honors Fellows Program at Lyon College. “Dr. Driver is a frequent contributor of The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Oxford American, and National Geographic.”

The Lyon College Honors Fellows Program is a rigorous course of study designed to provide highly skilled, motivated students the opportunity to study, hone their research skills, and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. Honors Fellows work closely with Lyon College faculty in small, specially-designed courses to extend their academic experience beyond the scope of the traditional undergraduate curriculum.

For more information about the Honors Fellows Program, please contact Honors Fellows Program Director and Professor of English Dr. Wesley Beal at or Honors Fellows Program Assistant Director and Associate Professor of Spanish Dr. Stephanie Saunders, Assistant Director, at