Rachel Kushner in Conversation with Kim Gordon

A discussion of Kushner’s novel The Mars Room, followed by a book signing.

To celebrate the paperback release of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, 192 Books, in conjunction with Paula Cooper Gallery, will be hosting a conversation between twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner and artist & musician Kim Gordon on Saturday, May 11th, at 5PM. A short Q&A will follow the conversation, and Kushner will sign books afterwards. Doors for the event will open at 4PM.

To reserve a seat, please purchase a copy of the book at 192 Books (10th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street). Remaining seating will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: This event will take place at Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 W. 21st Street, New York, NY.


Rachel Kushner has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award (for Telex From Cuba and The Flamethrowers) and is a Guggenheim Fellow and an honoree of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer and the Paris Review. Her latest novel, The Mars Room, was a finalist for the Booker Prize, a New York Times notable book of 2018, and won the 2018 Prix Medicis Etranger. She lives in Los Angeles.

Kim Gordon has been writing and performing experimental rock music for more than three decades, in addition to her work as a visual artist, writer, and designer. In 1981, she co-founded the band Sonic Youth, for which she sang and played guitar and bass. Kim’s book of essays, Is It My Body?: Selected Texts, was published in 2014 by Sternberg Press. Her memoir, Girl In A Band, was published in 2015 to international acclaim and her visual art continues to be exhibited worldwide. Kim continues to perform solo improvisational shows as well as with ‘Body/Head’, a guitar duo with Bill Nace. This May she will have her first North American Museum show at The Warhol museum of art, in Pittsburg, and also a show this summer at IMMA , the Irish Museum Of Modern Art.











When: Sat., May 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

A discussion of Kushner’s novel The Mars Room, followed by a book signing.

To celebrate the paperback release of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, 192 Books, in conjunction with Paula Cooper Gallery, will be hosting a conversation between twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner and artist & musician Kim Gordon on Saturday, May 11th, at 5PM. A short Q&A will follow the conversation, and Kushner will sign books afterwards. Doors for the event will open at 4PM.

To reserve a seat, please purchase a copy of the book at 192 Books (10th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street). Remaining seating will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: This event will take place at Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 W. 21st Street, New York, NY.


Rachel Kushner has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award (for Telex From Cuba and The Flamethrowers) and is a Guggenheim Fellow and an honoree of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer and the Paris Review. Her latest novel, The Mars Room, was a finalist for the Booker Prize, a New York Times notable book of 2018, and won the 2018 Prix Medicis Etranger. She lives in Los Angeles.

Kim Gordon has been writing and performing experimental rock music for more than three decades, in addition to her work as a visual artist, writer, and designer. In 1981, she co-founded the band Sonic Youth, for which she sang and played guitar and bass. Kim’s book of essays, Is It My Body?: Selected Texts, was published in 2014 by Sternberg Press. Her memoir, Girl In A Band, was published in 2015 to international acclaim and her visual art continues to be exhibited worldwide. Kim continues to perform solo improvisational shows as well as with ‘Body/Head’, a guitar duo with Bill Nace. This May she will have her first North American Museum show at The Warhol museum of art, in Pittsburg, and also a show this summer at IMMA , the Irish Museum Of Modern Art.

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