Award winning writers explore the use of first person in contemporary and classic literature. With Lorin Stein (moderator), Elif Batuman, Jessica Moss, and John Jeremiah Sullivan.

Lorin Stein is editor of The Paris Review.

Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. Her first book, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, made it to the extended New York Times paperback best-seller list.

Jessica Moss is a professor at NYU teaching ancient philosophy, ethics, and psychology. Her book, Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

John Jeremiah Sullivan is the author of two books, the nonfiction chronicle Blood Horses and the essay collection Pulphead. He's a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the Southern editor of The Paris Review.

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