Arthur Lubow has been writing for national magazines for forty years. He has been a contributing editor or staff writer for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and, most recently, The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of a biography of Richard Harding Davis, and most recently published a biography of the photographer Diane Arbus entitled Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer.
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.
Leonard Barkan presents his new book in conversation with Ben Kafka.
Damion Searls presents his new translation of Alfred Döblin’s Bright Magic: Stories in conversation with Eric Banks
Florence Noiville in conversation with Norman Manea
Charles Musser presents his new book in conversation with Thomas Beard
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).