Jay Nordlinger, author of "Peace They Say: The History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World," will offer a perspective on the history of the awards at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs and the arts. He is music critic for the New Criterion and CityArts, as well as for National Review. For National Review Online, he writes a column called "Impromptus."

The event is $10, free for DCA members. For reservations, call 203-655-9050 or email info@dariendca.org. Barrett's Bookstore will offer the book for sale at the event.

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