Author Event: Andrew Lawler

Page 158 Books is pleased to welcome back author Andrew Lawler to discuss his forthcoming book UNDER JERUSALEM: THE BURIED HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST CONTESTED CITY, releasing Nov. 2nd.  Please note that this is an in-person event. We will require masks and follow all current Covid-guidelines.


A sweeping history of the hidden world below the Holy City—a saga of biblical treasures, intrepid explorers, and political upheaval.


UNDER JERUSALEM takes readers into the tombs, tunnels, and trenches of the Holy City. It brings to life the indelible characters who have investigated this subterranean landscape. With clarity and verve, acclaimed journalist Andrew Lawler reveals how their pursuit has not only defined the conflict over modern Jerusalem but could provide a map for two peoples and three faiths to peacefully coexist.


Andrew Lawler’s presentation will include unpublished images by National Geographic photographers as part of the December 2019 cover article that Andrew wrote on Jerusalem, as well as behind-the-scenes stories of his time exploring beneath the Holy City.


Andrew Lawler is author of three books, Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a national bestseller, and Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization.  As a journalist, he has written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles from more than two dozen countries. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many others. He is contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology. Andrew’s work has appeared several times in The Best of Science and Nature Writing.


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Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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ISBN: 9780385546850
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Published: Doubleday - November 2nd, 2021