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June 14, 2016 - Dr. William Irwin, the Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King’s College, has published his first novel, “Free Dakota,” with Roundfire books. 

In the novel, protagonist Don Jenkins and his girlfriend, Lorna, leave New York to join a secession movement in North Dakota. When Lorna becomes the face of the movement she and Don find themselves in the crosshairs of federal agents who aim to preserve the union. 

A professor at King’s since 1996, Irwin currently teaches courses on aesthetics, eastern philosophy, existentialism and phenomenology, among others. 

Irwin is series editor of “The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series,” former series editor of Open Court’s “Popular Culture and Philosophy” series, and the author of numerous articles on popular cultural topics.

Dr. William Irwin