|Venue:||The PowerHouse Arena|
|Address:||37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join Matt Taibbi, Keith Gessen, Alex Gilvarry, Anya Ulinich, Alex Halberstadt, and Katya Dovlatov as they read from and discuss the first English-language edition of Sergei Dovlatov's novel Pushkin Hills.
Sergei Dovlatov was born in Ufa, Bashkiria (U.S.S.R.), in 1941. He dropped out of the Leningrad State University after two years and was drafted into the army, serving as a guard in high-security prison camps. In 1965 he began to work as a journalist, first in Leningrad and then in Tallin, Estonia. After a period of intense harassment by the authorities, he emigrated to the United States in 1978. He lived in New York until his death in 1990.
|Venue:||92 Y Unterberg Poetry Center|
|Address:||1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Edward P. Jones, who was interviewed in issue 207 of The Paris Review, won the Pulitzer Prize for The Known World. “It’s difficult to think of a contemporary novel that rivals its sweep, its humanity, the unvarnished perfection of its prose and its ultimately crushing power,” wrote Dave Eggers. “It reads as though it was not so much written as engraved in stone and became a classic the moment it was finished.”
Yiyun Li’s new novel is Kinder Than Solitude. “Li is extraordinary—a storyteller of the first order,” wrote Junot Díaz. She “inhabits the lives of her characters with such force and compassion that one cannot help but marvel at her remarkable talents.”
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|Venue:||Stephen A. Schwarzman Building|
|Address:||Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
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.
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