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May 20

Norwegian American Literary Festival

Norwegian American Literary Festival

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 11:45 P.M.
Venue: The Westway
Address: 75 Clarkson St.
New York, NY 10014
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7:00 P.M.: Two Panel Conversation of young Norwegian writers moderated by James Wood, critic, The New Yorker, and Ane Farsethås, editor, Morgenbladet.

8:00 P.M.: Conversation with Lydia Davis and Dag Solstad.

9:15 P.M.: Lemen with Karl Ove Knausgaard on.

10:00 P.M.: The Fun Stuff with James Wood on drums.

May 21

Norwegian American Literary Festival: Literature and Music a talk with Karl Ove Knausgaard and James Wood

Norwegian American Literary Festival: Literature and Music a talk with Karl Ove Knausgaard and James Wood

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 11:00 P.M.
Venue: Sunny's Bar
Address: 253 Conover St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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7 PM Doors 

7:30 PM Conversation

8:30 PM Lemen 

9:15 PM Fun Stuff

June 2

Lorin Stein in conversation with Jane Smiley

Lorin Stein in conversation with Jane Smiley

Start: 6:30 P.M.
End: 8:30 P.M.
Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Building
Address: 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Moderated by Lorin Stein

Jane Smiley is author of more than a dozen books, including A Thousand Acres, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award; the novels The Greenlanders, and A Good Horse; the novella The Age of Grief; and the non-fiction work Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel.  In 2001, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. Her most recent novel, Some Luck, was long-listed for the 2014 National Book Awards. Smiley lives in northern California 

Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

June 10

Lorin Stein in conversation with Rachel Kushner

Lorin Stein in conversation with Rachel Kushner

Start: 6:30 P.M.
End: 8:30 P.M.
Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Building
Address: 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Moderated by Lorin Stein

Rachel Kushner is author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and selected as one of The New York Times' top five novels of 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, making her the only writer ever nominated for both a first and second novel. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New YorkerHarper’sThe New York Times, and The Paris Review, among other publications. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Tickets for this event can be purchased here.