Richard Morais Reading

The Hundred-Foot JourneyRichard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey (Scribner 2010), will read from his acclaimed first novel on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College. Morais is a 1981 graduate of the College.

The event celebrates the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library and is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow Morais’ reading. For further information and reservations, please call (914) 395-2412 or e-mail

The Hundred-Foot Journey has been critically acclaimed, receiving such endorsements this past summer as: New York Times “editors’ choice”; NPR’s “Literary Destination”; “favorite summer read” by O, The Oprah Magazine; one of the Amazon: Kindle editors’ 10 best books of June.

Among the praise for The Hundred-Foot Journey:

  • “…Easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking—and absolutely thrilling from beginning to end..." Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential
  • “…Morais, formerly a senior editor and foreign correspondent at Forbes, has done his research. The novel is seeded with delightful arcane…” The New York Times
  • “Hilarious romp through life, love and the workings of a French kitchen.” – O Magazine

Born in Portugal, Morais lived much of his life in Switzerland before attending Sarah Lawrence. Much of his career as a journalist was at Forbes magazine, including serving as European Bureau Chief from 1998-2003.

About the Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library

Membership in the Friends of the Library group includes invitations to visiting authors’ programs; members-only mini-courses taught by Sarah Lawrence faculty; borrowing privileges from the Library’s holdings of 200,000 books; reference use of 1,000 English and foreign language periodicals; and a newsletter listing lectures, concerts and special events. Membership fees are used to provide the Sarah Lawrence College Library with significant funds for acquisitions and archival support, and are as follows: Basic/single: $45; basic/couple: $60; sponsor: $100; benefactor: $500; patron: $1,000. For more information, visit the Friends of the Library page or contact Susan Gleason at (914) 395-2472.