Vivian Gornick is a born and bred New Yorker, and her relationship to the city features prominently in her memoirs, most notably in the The Odd Woman and the City. We spoke to her about her love of the city, the female flâneur, odd women, and the state of modern memoir.
Last year, Margo Jefferson published the highly acclaimed memoir Negroland. We spoke with her about why she decided to write a memoir, how her style developed, and how her work relates to the current discourse around identity politics.
Ann Snitow has been an essential voice in the feminist movement for decades, and she recently put together a collection of her writings called The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary. We spoke with her about theory versus practice, her activism in Eastern Europe, her work with incarcerated men, and the new generation of feminists.
Salman Rushdie is interviewed by Lila Azam Zanganeh.
With Kwame Anthony Appiah, Marlon James, Jamaica Kincaid, Valeria Luiselli, and Colum McCann.
With Evelyn Barish, George Prochnik, Michael Scammell, and Richard Wolin.
A two-day series of conversations exploring the reverberations of African American activism in American politics, intellectual life, and the arts.
A panel conversation with Jon Baskin (The Point), Sarah Leonard (The Nation), and Nikil Saval (n+1).
Luc Sante presents his latest book, The Other Paris.
Join us for a conversation about this vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks. St. Marks native Ada Calhoun will talk with Ginia Bellafante about the iconic characters and infamous anecdotes that have long made St. Marks the epicenter of American cool.
Thomas Laqueur, the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will talk about his forthcoming book, The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains.
Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU present a conversation between novelist Daniel Kehlmann and magician Mark Mitton on "Consciousness and the Art of Illusion." Kehlmann and Mitton, who is a working magician and an expert on physical misdirection, will discuss illusion in literature and magic.