Celebrating 50 Years of ‘The New York Review’
Spend an evening with contributors John Banville, Mary Beard, Michael Chabon, Mark Danner, Joan Didion, Daniel Mendelsohn, Darryl Pinckney, along with Robert B. Silvers, who, with the late Barbara Epstein, was a founding editor of The New York Review of Books, in February 1963.
Each guest will receive a facsimile edition of the first issue of The New York Review of Books.
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John Banville is the author of many novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Sea and, most recently, Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including the latest, Vengeance. Banville has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1990, when he reviewed Denis Donoghue’s memoir Warrenpoint.
Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, is one of Britain’s best-known classicists and the author of, most recently, All in a Don’s Day. She is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and has written for the New York Review since 2007, when she reviewed Robert Harris’s Imperium, a novel set in ancient Rome.
Michael Chabon lives in Berkeley, California. He is the author of ten books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and Telegraph Avenue. Chabon has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since writing about Philip Pullman’s fiction in 2004.
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English, Journalism and Politics at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College and is currently teaching at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. He has written for The New York Review of Books since 1993. His investigative articles on the Iraq War and Abu Grahib are available in paperback from New York Review Books.
Joan Didion is the celebrated author of many books, including the memoirs The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. Since 1973 she has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books, where much of the reporting from her books Miami and Salvador first appeared.
Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, where he has been a contributor since 2000. His books include the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million and, most recently, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which is a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism.
Darryl Pinckney has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since writing his first piece on the black upper class in 1977. He is the author of the novel High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He was a fellow of The Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at The New York Public Library in 2011-12.
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