New York

  • Criticism Beyond Itself

    What is the proper genre of critical writing? How does criticism inform, inflect, and even colonize other forms of writing like biography, nonfiction, literary journalism, and fiction? Join us for a lively discussion of criticism today, with panelists Elif Batuman (a 2010 NBCC finalist in criticism…

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  • E. L. Doctorow, All the Time in the World

    E. L. Doctorow’s latest book, All the Time in the World, is an enthralling collection of brilliant, startling short fiction about people who, as the author notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.” In one …

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  • THE TENDER HOUR OF TWILIGHT, by Richard Seaver

    Join us for an evening of tribute to legendary editor, translator and publisher, Richard Seaver. Richard Seaver was at the center of literary life in 1950s Paris, establishing the magazine Merlin, and publishing Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet. He championed Samuel Beckett in an essay that got the …

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  • Andre Dubus III in conversation with John Burnham Schwartz

    Townie: A Memoir, by Andre Dubus III I've never read a better or more serious meditation on violence, its sources, consequences, and, especially, its terrifying pleasures, than "Townie." It's a brutal and, yes, thrilling memoir that sheds real light on the creative process of two of our best writers,…

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