Writing

In Conversation with George Prochnik: On Why Stefan Zweig Matters Today

Thought Scores / 7

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968 (Eddie Adams)

Thought Scores / 4

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

René Magritte's The False Mirror"(1928)

I have to be conscious that I am getting an American education, and this wasn’t an inevitable choice.

I ask my sister to ask my Dad to send the winter coat he had used in the early ‘90s.

How the NSA Chills American Writers: An Interview with Suzanne Nossel

PEN 2013: Eduardo Galeano Seeks Justice

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Poet, visionary, historian, chronicler of the forgotten, scorned, and oppressed. Eduardo Galeano held court to a packed auditorium at a PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature conversation held at The New School. The event was facilitated by Jessica Hagedorn.

PEN 2013: The "African Writer"

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In my travels around the global literary scene, the question of a writerly identity has never seemed more precarious, conflicted, and urgent than with writers from Africa. More often than not, it is the writer—not the reader—who is fixated on the question: who or what is an African writer?

PEN 2013: Master/Class: Fran Lebowitz with A.M.Homes

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013, 8:30pm
The New School: Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011

Caustically witty and sharp-tongued as ever, Fran Lebowitz and A.M. Homes lit up the stage at The New School's Tishman auditorium last night with a candid conversation that ranged in disparate topics from bravery in writing to changes in New York City and in particular, the West Village, to revenge, playing a judge on TV, to teaching, politics and Hurricane Sandy.

PEN 2013: Master/Class: Jamaica Kincaid with Ru Freeman

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013, 6:30pm
The New School: Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011

On Thursday night we were offered a fascinating glimpse into the renowned writer, Jamaica Kincaid. Keeping within PEN's theme of bravery, the evening's topics ranged widely from the novel, memory, the event, landscape, marriage, writing to the colonial mindset, but I want to focus on one particular thread that ran throughout and perhaps touches on a number of the topics I have just listed: curiosity.

PEN 2013: Workshop: Earl Lovelace on Reclaiming Rebellion

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 1:00pm
The Library at The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

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