On Saturday, November 1st, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join author and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books Ian Buruma at the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival, where he will discuss his new collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War.
On Saturday, November 1st, at 3 p.m., bring your kids to Labyrinth Books for an afternoon with Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka, who will talk about his latest book, Alphabetabum, published by The New York Review Children’s Collection.
New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10–5. Come visit us at booth #3, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of The New York Review of Books, and more.
NYRB is pleased to announce that Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think, edited and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, additional translation by Matvei Yankelevich, is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).
We’re saddened by the death this week of Alastair Reid, a poet, translator, traveler, and children’s book author.
New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21, from 10–6. Come visit us at booths 428–429, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, and more.
Morel’s Invention, the film adaptation of Adolfo Bioy Casares’s The Invention of Morel, and The 10th Victim, based on the story “Seventh Victim” in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, will play at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 27, as a part of their “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi” series.
Simon Leys, the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, is the author of The Hall of Uselessness and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.