Podcasts of Reading Series Highlights

Podcast

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Joyce Carol Oates (with Darin Strauss)

    Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys" and “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the "New York Times" bestsellers “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” Her most recent title is “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age” (Ecco, 2015). Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Lynn Emanuel and Kimiko Hahn

    Lynn Emanuel is the author of the collections “Noose and Hook” and most recently “The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected” (Pitt Poetry Series, 2015). Kimiko Hahn is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently “Brain Fever” (W.W. Norton, 2014).

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    Fiction Reading

    Molly Antopol and Clancy Martin

    Molly Antopol’s debut short story collection, “The UnAmericans” (W.W. Norton, 2014) was longlisted for the National Book Award. Clancy Martin is the author of the debut novel “How to Sell” (FSG, 2010), the memoir “Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love” (FSG, 2015), and the novel “Bad Sex,” new this fall from Tyrant Books. Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

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    Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading

    Meehan Crist, Vanessa Hua, Ashley M. Jones, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Amanda Rea, and Natalie Haney Tilghman

    The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their writing careers.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Rebecca Dinerstein and Lev Grossman (with Darin Strauss)

    “The Sunlit Night” (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) is the highly acclaimed debut novel by Rebecca Dinerstein. Lev Grossman’s most recent novel is “The Magician’s Land” (Plume, 2015), the final book in his Magicians Trilogy. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Matthew Zapruder (with Deborah Landau)

    Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, including “Come On All You Ghosts” (Copper Canyon, 2010), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and most recently "Sun Bear" (Copper Canyon, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Bagley Wright Lecture Series

    Srikanth Reddy

    Srikanth Reddy is the author of “Facts For Visitors” (University of California Press, 2004), “Voyager” (University of California Press, 2011), and “Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry” (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Program Thirtieth Anniversary Reading

    Bill Cheng, Luc Sante, and Dana Spiotta

    Bill Cheng's first novel is the critically acclaimed "Southern Cross the Dog" (Ecco, 2014). "The Other Paris" is Luc Sante's most recent novel, forthcoming from FSG this fall. Dana Spiotta's most recent novel "Stone Arabia" (Scribner, 2012) was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. This event is hosted by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, NYFA board member and author of the short story collection “Brief Encounters With the Enemy,” and the critically acclaimed memoir “When Skateboards Will Be Free." Co-sponsored with NYFA.

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    Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading

    Jonathan Moody (winner) and Frank X Walker (judge)

    Jonathan Moody was recently awarded the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for his second poetry collection, “Olympic Butter Gold” forthcoming in November 2015. Frank X Walker (pictured) is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” (University of Georgia Press, 2013). This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, a home for the many voices of African American poetry.

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    Poetry Reading

    Carolina Ebeid and Roger Reeves

    Carolina Ebeid’s debut poetry collection "You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior" is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2016 as part of their Akrilica Series. Roger Reeves is the author of King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013).

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    New York Review Books Presents

    Renata Adler

    Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic. She became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1963 and, except for a year as the chief film critic of The New York Times, remained at The New Yorker for the next four decades. She is the author of "Pitch Dark" and "Speedboat," named winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for Best First Novel in 1976. Both books were re-released by New York Review Books in 2013. Her most recent nonfiction collection is "After the Tall Timber" (New York Review Books, 2015). Hosted by editor Edwin Frank. Co-sponsored with New York Review Books.

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    NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading

    Monica McClure, January O'Neil, and Marjory Wentworth

    Monica McClure’s debut poetry collection is "Tender Data" (Birds LLC, 2015). January O’Neil’s "Underlife" (Cavankerry, 2009) is part of the New Voice Series, and her most recent collection is Misery Islands (Cavankerry, 2014). South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth (pictured) is the author of three poetry collections, most recently "New and Selected Poems" (University of South Carolina Press, 2014).

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips (with Ishion Hutchinson)

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of "The Ground" (FSG, 2013) and most recently "Heaven" (FSG, 2015). This event is hosted by Ishion Hutchinson, and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Washington Square Launch Party

    Henri Cole, Mariama J. Lockington, and Jenny Offill

    A reading by contributors to Washington Square, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Rick Moody (with Darin Strauss)

    NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Rick Moody’s most recent novel “Hotels of North America” is forthcoming from Little, Brown in November 2015. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Tomaž Šalamun Memorial Tribute

    Readings and remembrances by Joshua Beckman, Phillis Levin, Matthew Rohrer, Tone Škrjanec, Dara Wier, and Drenka Willen

    A tribute honoring Tomaž Šalamun, a prominent poetic figure in the Eastern European avant-garde and author of more than forty collections of poetry in Slovenian and English.

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    Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York, An Anthology

    Garnette Cadogan, Rosie Schaap, and Hannah Tinti

    Hosted by anthology editor John Freeman, with readings from the contributors.

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    Kundiman Poetry Prize Reading

    Lo Kwa Mei-en (winner) and special guests Porochista Khakpour and Jennifer Tseng

    Lo Kwa Mei-en’s (pictured) first book "Yearling" is the 2013 winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and out now from Alice James Books. Porochista Khakpour is the author of two novels, most recently "The Last Illusion" (Bloomsbury, 2015). Poet and fiction writer Jennifer Tseng’s most recent work is the novel "Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness" (Europa Editions, 2015). This event is co-sponsored with Kundiman, an organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature.

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    Poetry Reading

    Yusef Komunyakaa and Robin Coste Lewis

    Pulitzer Prize winner and NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa’s new book is "The Emperor of Water Clocks" (FSG, 2015). The debut collection from Robin Coste Lewis is "Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems" (Knopf, 2015).

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    Fiction Reading

    Garth Risk Hallberg and Julia Pierpont

    Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of the illustrated novella "A Field Guide to the North American Family" (Mark Batty, 2007). His debut novel "City on Fire" is new this fall from Knopf. Julia Pierpont’s critically acclaimed first novel is "Among the Ten Thousand Things" (Random House, 2015). Both writers are alumni of the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading

    Rickey Laurentiis (Winner) and Terrance Hayes (Judge)

    The debut collection of poems by Rickey Laurentiis is "Boy with Thorn" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). "How to Be Drawn" (Penguin, 2015) is the most recent collection from MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes (pictured). This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, a home for the many voices of African American poetry.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Elizabeth Willis (with Alice Quinn)

    Elizabeth Willis is the author of five previous collections of poetry. Her most recent book is "Alive: New and Selected Poems" (New York Review Books, 2015). This event is hosted by Alice Quinn and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.