NYRB Classics is once again a proud sponsor of PEN’s annual World Voices Festival—which aims to foster international understanding by bringing international and American authors together in conversation. This year NYRB Classics and PEN World Voices Festival present an evening of New York Stories, past and present, at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
April 29, 2010 at 7pm
New York Stories
With Quim Monzó, Darryl Pinckney, Roxanna Robinson, and Colm Tóibín; moderated by Edwin Frank
At The Morgan Library & Museum, Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, New York City
Tickets: $15/$10 for friends of NYRB Classics, Morgan and PEN Members. Please enter discount code pwv10 at www.smarttix.com or call (212) 868–4444.
New York seen from close up and afar, by three great writers who were inextricably attached to the city. Henry James, a native New Yorker, left the city for extended periods of time, though the city haunts his work. Edith Wharton was one of the great chroniclers of New York society, high and low. Elizabeth Hardwick, a transplanted Kentuckian, cast her keen eye on the life of the city in the latter half of the twentieth century, when it established itself as the intellectual center of American life. Distinguished contemporary novelists and critics, Colm Tóibín, Roxana Robinson, and Darryl Pinckney, who have edited the New York stories of, respectively, James, Wharton, and Hardwick, and the contemporary Catalan writer Quim Monzó, who set his novel in New York, consider the city and the stories it has inspired. Moderated by Edwin Frank, editorial director of NYRB Classics.