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April 29

An Evening with Josef Winkler: Readings, Performance, Dialogue

An Evening with Josef Winkler: Readings, Performance, Dialogue

Start: 7:30 P.M.
End: 9:30 P.M.
Venue: Austrian Cultural Forum
Address: 11 E. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
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Join acclaimed Austrian author Josef Winkler and special guests at this unique literary-musical event. Winkler will read from his work in German and his translator Adrian West will read the corresponding texts in English. Fulya Peker will perform one of her Modern Mythologies, a performance based on Winkler’s Natura Morta.

Find out more event information here. Read a series of excepts from Winkler’s novel Graveyard of Bitter Oranges here.

April 30

A Celebration of Muriel Spark

A Celebration of Muriel Spark

Start: 8:00 P.M.
End: 10:00 P.M.
Venue: Issue Project Room
Address: 22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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ISSUE Project Room and New Directions present an evening of anecdotes and admiration celebrating the life and work of author Muriel Spark, featuring New Directions President and Publisher Barbara Epler, New York Times columnist Maud Newton, Paris Review Contributing Editor Sadie Stein, T Magazine Senior Editor Emily Stokes and Vogue.com Culture Editor Thessaly LaForce. New Directions’ Publicity Director and Associate Editor Michael Barron moderates.

The writer Muriel Spark has been lauded for writing “some of the best sentences in the English” (The New Yorker) and for being “The most original and brilliant British novelist” (The New York Review of Books). This month, Spark’s longtime publisher New Directions will shining the limelight on her amazing body of work by publishing the first ever collection of her essays, The Informed Air, as well as reissuing eight of her novels.

More information can be found here.

June 6

Live from the NYPL: Karl Ove Knausgaard and Jeffrey Eugenides

Live from the NYPL: Karl Ove Knausgaard and Jeffrey Eugenides

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Address: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
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Scandinavian author Karl Ove Knausgaard dissects the latest edition of his multi-volume autobiography, My Struggle, and the controversy and critical acclaim that surrounds it with The Virgin Suicides author Jeffrey Eugenides.

Purchase your ticket here.

Read an interview with Knausgaard here. Read an interview with Eugenides here.

June 10

Live from the NYPL: Geoff Dyer

Live from the NYPL: Geoff Dyer

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 9:00 P.M.
Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Address: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
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A writer whose work defies easy categorization, Geoff Dyer recounts tales from Another Great Day at Sea, his new book on the complexities of life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier.

Purchase your ticket here. Read an interview with Dyer here.