The New Yorker Festival: The Canon and Me
Where: SVA Theatre
333 W. 23rd St.
212-592-2980 Price: $39
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With Daniel Mendelsohn and Azar Nafisi. Moderated by Leo Carey.
Daniel Mendelsohn, an award-winning writer and a professor of humanities at Bard College, is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He is the author of several books, including “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Jewish Book Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as prizes for his theatre and literary criticism. Mendelsohn’s new book, “An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic,” was published on September 12th, 2017 and was excerpted in the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine.
Azar Nafisi is the author of the best-seller “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” which was a finalist for the 2004 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of Memoir. Her most recent book, “The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books,” argues for the life-changing power of fiction in this country today. Her writing engages with the intersection between literature and human rights, and has appeared in the Times, the Washington Post, and The New Yorker. She is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Leo Carey is a senior editor at The New Yorker. His writing has been published in the magazine, as well as in The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Times.Buy tickets/get more info now