On Monday, November 28, 92Y will host Renata Adler, Paul Devlin, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Wynton Marsalis, and Ayana Mathis for a celebration of Albert Murray, the critic, novelist, essayist, and biographer, who died in 2013. The Library of America has just published Murray’s Collected Essays and Memoirs. “His writing about racism can prickle your skin,” Dwight Garner wrote in the New York Times. “To paraphrase Murray’s praise of Ellison’s Invisible Man, reading this book is like watching someone take a twelve-bar blues song and score it for a full orchestra.”
You can enter here to win two free tickets to Monday’s event from The Paris Review and 92Y. We’ll notify the winners this Friday, November 25. Thanks and good luck!