The Future of New York: A Conversation

With Molly Crabapple, Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Greenberg, Hari Kunzru, and Jana Prikryl

At the close of one of the city’s most challenging years, New York Review contributors Molly Crabapple, Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Greenberg, and Hari Kunzru come together to discuss a future of resilience and renewal for New York. Moderated by Jana Prikryl, a senior editor and poetry editor at The New York Review.

Two enduring city institutions, The New York Public Library and The New York Review of Books, join forces for an evening of conversation grounded in the ideas of possibility and promise in a special, communal edition of the annual Robert B. Silvers Lecture. Contributors will discuss their reasons for optimism about what lies ahead, and speculate on how New York will come back from its setbacks in 2020. While there is no shortage of uncertainty surrounding 2021, there is always room for hope.

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, a co-founding editor of The New York Review of Books. LIVE from NYPL is made possible by the support of Library patrons and friends, as well as by the continuing generosity of Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

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