Author, Comedian & Editor Added to Holland America Cruise With Oprah

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Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine’s Share the Adventure Cruise is adding Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, comedian Rita Rudner and O, The Oprah Magazine books editor Leigh Haber to the list of visionaries and authorities who will be onboard the July 15 sailing to Alaska. In addition to having the opportunity to enjoy performances by Rudner, guests aboard the ms Eurodam will also be able to join O’s Onboard Book Club where Haber will lead the discussion as Strout shares the process and inspiration behind her latest novel, Anything Is Possible.

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, also nominated for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; the #1 New York Times bestseller My Name Is Lucy Barton, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide With Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.

Leigh Haber

For the past five years, Haber has been books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, and a coordinator of Oprah’s Book Club. She began her career in book publishing as a news aide for the Washington Post’s Book World.  Over the years, she’s worked with numerous authors, among them Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Steve Martin, Al Gore, Terry Gross, Lou Reed and others.

Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner began her career as a Broadway dancer in Follies and Mack & Mabel before branching out to stand-up comedy. Over the past three decades she has appeared in a variety of television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as well as in a number of award-winning comedy specials and movies.

Holland America Line previously announced that Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Gayle King, Lucy Kaylin and creative director Adam Glassman will be on board, along with SuperSoul 100 Members’ Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie, fitness evangelist Angela M. Davis, and author, activist and motivational speaker Glennon Doyle Melton.


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