Aleksandar Hemon Introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer
Aleksandar Hemon’s most recent book is "Love and Obstacles: Stories" (Riverhead Books, 2009), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Hemon is the 2012 Distinguished Fiction-Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. He will be introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author of four books including "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." (Hemon photo copyright by Velibor Bozovic)
Joshua Beckman’s newest poetry collection is "Take It" (Wave Books, 2009). He also recently co-translated, with Alejandro de Acosta, "Micrograms" by Jorge Carrera Andrade (Wave Books, 2011). He will be introduced by Deborah Landau.
Alice Albinia’s debut novel, "Leela’s Book," a portrait of contemporary India, is new from W. W. Norton (January 2012). "Family Planning" (HarperCollins, 2008) is Karan Mahajan’s (pictured) acclaimed debut novel, which is set in New Delhi. The authors will be introduced by poet Purvi Shah.
Seth Fried, Bruce Machart, and Claire Vaye Watkins, Hosted by Hannah Tinti
A reading by contributors to "One Story," the Brooklyn-based literary magazine. Seth Fried’s debut story collection, "The Great Frustration," was published by Soft Skull Press in 2011. Bruce Machart’s most recent book is "Men in the Making: Stories" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). Claire Vaye Watkins’s (pictured) story collection, "Battleborn," is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. This event is hosted by editor Hannah Tinti and co-sponsored with "One Story."
Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith in Conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes
The evening features poets Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith in a conversation about craft with Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Jo Ann Beard’s novel, "In Zanesville," was published by Little, Brown in 2011. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Krys Lee (pictured) is the author of a debut collection of stories, "Drifting House" (Viking, 2012).
British writer Simon Armitage’s most recent books are "The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation" (W. W. Norton, 2011) and "Seeing Stars: Poems" (Knopf, 2011). Campbell McGrath’s new collection of poetry is "In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys" (Ecco, 2012).
Nathan Englander, winner of a PEN/Faulkner award, reads from his highly anticipated new story collection, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" (Knopf, 2012). Following his reading will be a conversation moderated by Darin Strauss. (Photo copyright by Juliana Sohn)
Meghan O’Rourke, who teaches in the NYU Creative Writing Program, reads and discusses poems from her new collection, "Once" (W. W. Norton, 2011). The reading will be followed by a conversation with Deborah Landau; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Alan W. King, Evie Shockley, and Demetrice Anntia Worley
Featuring readings from new poetry collections by fellows Alan W. King ("Drift," Willow Books, 2012), Evie Shockley ("the new black," Wesleyan, 2011, pictured), and Demetrice Anntia Worley ("Tongues in My Mouth," Main Street Rag Publishing, 2011). This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Selected by "The New Yorker" as one of the best young writers in America, Chris Adrian is the author of several books, including his recent novel, "The Great Night" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). His reading will be followed by a conversation with Darin Strauss.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey’s fourth collection of poetry, "Thrall," is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2012. Born in Nakodar, Punjab, poet and translator Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma is the author of many books, including "Hunger of Our Huddled Huts and Other Poems" (Nirala Publications, 2011). This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Office for International Students and Scholars.
British author Glyn Maxwell reads and discusses poems from his new book, "One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). His reading will be followed by a conversation with writer Belinda McKeon; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Adam Levin, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Diane Williams, Hosted by Ethan Nosowsky
Fiction readings by recent McSweeney’s Books authors Adam Levin ("Hot Pink," March 2012) and Diane Williams ("Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty," January 2012, pictured). Also featuring Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, whose report from the first weeks of Occupy Wall Street will appear in Issue 40 of "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern." This event will be hosted by editor Ethan Nosowsky and co-sponsored with McSweeney’s.
Linda Gregerson’s poetry collections include "Magnetic North" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her reading will be followed by a conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
George Saunders is a "New York Times" bestselling author whose titles include the story collection "In Persuasion Nation" (Riverhead Books, 2006), and the essay collection "The Braindead Megaphone" (Riverhead Books, 2007). His reading will be followed a conversation with writer David Lipsky.
Readings by recent contributors to the internationally acclaimed literary magazine, including Adam Wilson, author of the debut novel, "Flatscreen" (Harper Perennial, 2012), and Rowan Ricardo Phillips, author of the debut poetry collection "The Ground" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). This event will be hosted by editor Lorin Stein and co-sponsored with "The Paris Review."
The celebrated Norwegian author Karl Ove Knaussgaard reads from his new title "My Struggle: Book One," due from Archipelago Books in May. He is a winner of the 2009 Brage Prize, the 2010 Book of the Year Prize in Morgenbladet, the 2010 P2 Listeners' Prize, and the 2004 Norwegian Critics' Prize and was nominated for the 2010 Nordic Council Literary Prize.
Matthew Cariello, Fran Castan, Sheela Chari, Joanne Diaz, Rashad Harrison, Marcus Jackson, Austin LaGrone, Laren McClung, Jillian Medoff, Ann Napolitano, Stephanie Stiles, Michael Vizsolyi, and Barry Wallenstein
NYU Creative Writing Program alumni read from recently published books. Pictured: Marcus Jackson.
Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading
Vievee Francis’s "Horse in the Dark" was selected by Parneshia Jones and Adrian Matejka as the 2010 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. With introductory readings by Sheila Carter-Jones and Mitchell L. H. Douglas. The reading will be introduced by Gregory Pardlo and is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
To celebrate the fall issue entitled "Medicine," contributors James Lasdun ("It’s Beginning to Hurt," Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009; pictured) and Ben Lerner ("Leaving the Atocha Station," Coffee House Press, 2011) read and discuss their writing on care, aging, and the practice of medicine. Hosted by editor John Freeman; co-sponsored with Granta.
David St. John’s (pictured) new poetry collection is “The Auroras,” published by Harper in spring 2012. Pulitzer Prize–winner Charles Wright’s latest collection is “Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).
Set in North Korea, Adam Johnson’s novel “The Orphan Master’s Son” was published by Random House in January 2012. Introduced by Zadie Smith; co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Featuring fiction writers published by the award-winning press: Eduardo Halfon, (pictured; “The Polish Boxer,” 2012), Tim Horvath (“Understories,” 2012), and Andrew Krivak (“The Sojourn,” 2011). Hosted by publisher/editorial director Erika Goldman; co-sponsored with Bellevue Literary Press.
A celebration of the anthology’s five-year anniversary features readings by contributing poets Richard Greene, Jim Johnstone, Michael Lista, Carmine Starnino, Harry Thurston, Priscila Uppal, and Zach Wells. Hosted by series editor Molly Peacock (pictured); co-sponsored with Tightrope Books.
Luis Jaramillo’s (pictured) debut title, “The Doctor’s Wife” (Dzanc Books, 2012) won the Dzanc Books Story Collection Contest. Sarah Manguso’s newest release is “The Guardians: An Elegy” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012).
Emma Donoghue is the author of “Room: A Novel,” an international bestseller, and “Astray,” a new story collection released in October 2012 by Little, Brown. In conversation with Darin Strauss. A light lunch will served following the reading. Reservations are recommended. Tor RSVP, please click on the "read more" tab for a link to the RSVP form.
Twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is recently the author of “The Empty Family: Stories” (January 2011) and “The Testament of Mary” (November 2012), both published by Scribner. In conversation with Nick Laird.
Patrick Donnelly, Kevin Prufer, and Eileen Pollack
Readings by Four Way Books poets Patrick Donnelly (“Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin,” 2012) and Kevin Prufer (pictured; “In a Beautiful Country,” 2011), and novelist Eileen Pollack (“Breaking and Entering,” 2012). Hosted by founding editor and director Martha Rhodes; co-sponsored with Four Way Books.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize–winner Charles Simic is the author of many collections, including “Master of Disguises” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). He is a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Introduced by Deborah Landau.
Catherine Barnett’s (pictured) new poetry collection, “The Game of Boxes,” appeared from Graywolf Press in August 2012. D. Nurkse’s most recent title is “A Night in Brooklyn” (Knopf, 2012). Jean Valentine’s poetry collections include “Break the Glass” (Copper Canyon Press, 2010) and “Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva” (Alice James Books, 2012), co-“narrated” with Ilya Kaminsky. (Please note: Ilya Kaminsky will not appear as previously publicized.)
Acclaimed author Lorrie Moore’s most recent title is the novel "A Gate at the Stairs" (Knopf, 2009). Moore is the 2013 Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Introduced by Darin Strauss.
Edward Hirsch’s books include “The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems” and the bestselling title "How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry." In conversation with Charif Shanahan. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
This event features readings by poets from the innovative Brooklyn-based publisher (pictured: Jacqueline Waters). Hosted by editors Anna Moschovakis and Matvei Yankelevich. Co-sponsored with Ugly Duckling Presse.
Manuel Gonzales’s debut, "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories," was released in January (Riverhead, 2013). NYU Creative Writing Program alumna A. M. Homes’s novel "May We Be Forgiven" appeared from Viking in fall 2012.
Nell Freudenberger and Dinaw Mengestu (with Darin Strauss)
Nell Freudenberger, an alumna of the NYU Creative Writing Program, is most recently the author of "The Newlyweds" (Knopf, 2012). 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu’s (pictured) latest title is "How to Read the Air" (Riverhead, 2010). In conversation with Darin Strauss.
Pinckney Benedict, Kathryn Harrison, and David Means
An evening with contributors to the National Magazine Award–winning quarterly published by Francis Ford Coppola (pictured: David Means). Hosted by founding editor Adrienne Brodeur. Co-sponsored with "Zoetrope: All-Story."
Nicholas Christopher, David Shields, and Terese Svoboda
Poet and novelist Nicholas Christopher’s novel “Tiger Rag” is new from Dial Press. David Shields reads from his new nonfiction title “How Literature Saved My Life” (Knopf, February 2013). Fiction writer and poet Terese Svoboda’s novel “Tin God” will be reissued by University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books in April.
James Arthur’s debut, “Charms Against Lightning” appeared from Copper Canyon Press in 2012. Heather Christle’s most recent book is “What Is Amazing” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Arda Collins (pictured) received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize for “It Is Daylight” (Yale University Press, 2009). Hosted by Matthew Rohrer.
Pulitzer Prize–winner and "New Yorker" poetry editor Paul Muldoon reads from his new book, “The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics,” released in February by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Introduced by Deborah Landau.
Alex Dimitrov’s debut poetry book is “Begging for It” (Four Way Books, 2013). Poet and NYU faculty member Marie Howe is the author of three collections including “The Kingdom of Ordinary Time” (W. W. Norton, 2008).
The eminent poet John Ashbery has won nearly every major American literary award for poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His newest collection “Quick Question” was released by Ecco in December 2012. In conversation with Deborah Landau. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. Please note change in location and reservation policy: No RSVPs required; seating is first come, first served.
"Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War"
Perry O’Brien, Matt Gallagher, and Roy Scranton
Readings by Matt Gallagher, Phil Klay, and Roy Scranton, contributors to "Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War" (Matt Gallagher and Roy Scranton, editors, Da Capo Press, 2013), an anthology of stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Pictured: Roy Scranton) All three readers are alumni of the the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop, a program which would not be possible without the vision and generosity of Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust.
This reading features participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, a community outreach initiative of the NYU Creative Writing Program offering free classes to recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With special guest poet Marie Howe (pictured). The NYU Veterans Writing Workshop would not be possible without the
vision and generosity of Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust.
National Book Award–winner Mark Doty’s (pictured) forthcoming publications are a poetry collection “Deep Lane” and a nonfiction book “What Is the Grass,” both from W. W. Norton. NYU Creative Writing Program alumnus Angelo Nikolopoulos reads from his debut, “Obscenely Yours” (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award.
Poet Dorothea Lasky presents “What Is Color in Poetry or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?,” a lecture exploring the mystical and practical relationships between color and poetry. Her most recent collection is “Thunderbird” (Wave Books, 2013).
“Sky Ward” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013) is Kazim Ali’s (pictured) third book of poetry. Srikanth Reddy is most recently the author of “Voyager” (University of California Press, 2011). With an introductory reading by April Naoko Heck (“A Nuclear Family,” UpSet Press, 2013). Co-sponsored with Kundiman and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Alex Karpovsky, Parker Posey, and Kaneza Schaal, Guest Actors
The acclaimed public radio series and podcast presents short stories about the craft of writing by Joan Didion, Molly Giles, and Etgar Keret, performed by acclaimed actors Alex Karpovsky (pictured), Parker Posey, and Kaneza Schaal. Co-sponsored with Selected Shorts. More information about Selected Shorts is available at symphonyspace.org.
Poets on War: A Reading for Refugee Youth in South Sudan
Yusef Komunyakaa, Adrie Kusserow, Brian Turner, and Bruce Weigl
Pulitzer Prize–winner and NYU senior faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa’s (pictured) latest work is “Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker: With New and Selected Jazz Poems” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Adrie Kusserow’s collection “Refuge” was published this year by BOA Editions. Alice James released Brian Turner’s second book, “Phantom Noise,” in 2010. “The Abundance of Nothing” (TriQuarterly, 2012) is Bruce Weigl’s most recent publication.
Reginald M. Harris is the author of “Autogeography” (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for a second book. With special guest Afaa M. Weaver. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Dexter Booth’s manuscript “Scratching the Ghost” (Graywolf, 2013) won the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book. With introductory readings by honorable mentions Cherene M. Sherrard and Saeed Jones. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Mark Levine, Geoffrey Nutter, Kathleen Ossip, and Rebecca Wolff
Mark Levine’s most recent book is “The Wilds” (University of California Press, 2006). In June 2013, Wave Books released Geoffrey Nutter’s (pictured) “The Rose of January.” Kathleen Ossip’s long-awaited second book of poems is “The Cold War” (Sarabande Books, 2011). Rebecca Wolff’s latest poetry collection is “The King” (W. W. Norton, 2010).
Anna Journey, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and Martha Rhodes
Anna Journey’s second book is “Vulgar Remedies” (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s “People on Sunday” is out this fall from Wave Books. Martha Rhodes (pictured) is the author of four poetry collections, most recently “The Beds” (Autumn House, 2012).
D. A. Powell’s fifth book, “Useless Landscape, or A Guide For Boys” (Graywolf), won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. In conversation with Alice Quinn.
Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.