On Tuesday, October 17 at 6 P.M., Albertine Books and The Paris Review will co-present an evening with Adam Thirlwell and Jeffrey Eugenides, who will discuss Thirlwell’s latest novel, The Future Future, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Join us for a promising conversation about female friendship, language, and power, from France to colonial America to the moon, from 1775 to this very moment. 

This event is free with RSVP. The conversation will be held in English. 


Adam Thirlwell was selected twice as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His debut novel, Politics, took the international literary scene by storm in 2003. Since then, he has published novels including Lurid and Cute (2016) and The Escape (2009), and an essay on translation, The Delighted States (2007). His work has been translated into thirty languages and his essays appear in The New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, and he is an advisory editor of The Paris Review. His awards include a Somerset Maugham Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 2018 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of three novels. His first, The Virgin Suicides, published in 1993, is now considered a modern classic. (The novel was also made into a film by Sofia Coppola.) Middlesex appeared in 2002, going on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the WELT-Literatur Preis, and the Santiago de Compostela Literary Prize from Spain. Middlesex was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis.


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