New Old Classics: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov

On Monday, December 1st, at 7 p.m., NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank will be in conversation with translator Marian Schwartz about the lasting appeal of Russian literature to translators, editors, and new audiences. The panelists will discuss the new NYRB Classics edition of Alexander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, as well as Marian Schwartz’s translation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, published by Yale University Press. Translator and PEN World Voices co-founder Esther Allen will moderate. The discussion is a part of Read Russia’s Russian Literature Week, and a reception will follow.

An Evening with John Ehle

On Tuesday, November 25th, at 7 p.m., John Ehle will discuss his book The Land Breakers, published in a new edition by NYRB Classics, with writer Jackson Taylor and his daughter, the actress Jennifer Ehle, at McNally Jackson bookstore.

A Celebration of John Williams’ ‘Stoner’

Join NYRB Classics and Brooklyn by the Book in celebrating Stoner, the international best seller by John Williams. Critic and classicist Daniel Mendelsohn, poet and memoirist Honor Moore, and novelist Ruth Rendell will discuss the incredible—and still-growing—resurgence of the novel’s popularity. Writer and literary critic Liesl Schillinger will moderate the evening.