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March 30, 2011

New York Times Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin to Speak at Williamsburg Inn for Inaugural Book Author Series

New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of “Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves” will speak at a luncheon at the Williamsburg Inn, Thursday, April 21. Prior to lunch, Sorkin will sign copies of his book beginning at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be served in the Regency Room at noon, followed at 12:45 p.m. with brief remarks by the author and a question-and-answer session. Sorkin’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

Sorkin has become a leading voice on the subject of Wall Street and corporate America. He is a columnist and the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times and the assistant editor of business and finance news. He is the editor of DealBook, a financial news site he started through The Times in 2001. He won the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism in 2005 for breaking news and in 2010 for best business book of the year. Sorkin has earned multiple other honors in his career and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sorkin has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, PBS, MSNBC, Comedy Central and HBO and is a frequent guest host of CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Price for the lunch is $30 which includes tax and gratuity. Call 1-800-447-8679 for reservations. Space is limited.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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