The Novelist as Truthteller: The Achievement and Legacy of Vasily Grossman

Vasily Grossman’s career as a novelist and reporter extended from the depth of Stalin’s terror in the 1930s to the slushy uncertainties of Kruschev’s thaw. Along the way, he wrote one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century literature, Life and Fate. The panel, moderated by NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank, will explore the life and work of a writer intimately acquainted with questions of courage and cowardice, for whom fiction was nothing if not the pursuit of truth.

Part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

Tickets are $15, or $10 PEN Members and students with valid ID. For more information, click here.

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY