Edith Wharton Marathon Reading

Thursday January 26, 2012
05:00 pm

Tags: Event


Video View: Jayne Anne Phillips | Lily Tuck | Lynne Tillman | Dawn Raffel | Elissa Schappell | Jill Bialosky | Alice Mattison | Kathryn Harrison | Isabel Rose | Roxana Robinson (1) | Sigrid Nunez | Hilma Wolitzer | Jane Ciabattar | Terese Svoboda | Rachel Hadas | Joan Michelson | Anne Landsman | Cecily von Ziegesar | Susan Burton | Rachel Cline | Martha Cooley | Mary Morris | Leora Skolkin-Smith | Helen Schulman | Roxana Robinson (2)






In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Edith Wharton's birth, we hosted a marathon reading of her classic novel The House of Mirth. We partnered with The Mount, the home that Edith Wharton designed and built and which now acts as a cultural center for her legacy. 


Kicking off our marathon reading at 5pm was Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. Readers for this evening's event included acclaimed authors Roxana Robinson, Hilma Wolitzer, Sigrid Nunez, Lily Tuck, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jane Ciabattari, Robb Forman Dew, Rachel Hadas, Mary Morris, Anne Landsman, Elissa Schappell, Helen Schulman, Leora Skolkin-Smith, Dinitia Smith, Terese Svoboda, Rachel Cline, Kathryn Harrison, Alice Mattison, Lynne Tillman, Jill Bialosky, Susan Burton, Martha Cooley, Joan Michelson, Dawn Raffel, Isabel Rose and Cecily von Ziegesar. Moderating the event was NPR contributing host and correspondent Jacki Lyden. The event was organized by Roxana Robinson.


The reading lasted from 5pm-10pm and clips of the evening will be posted on our website and on YouTube.


To read: Roxana Robinson on Edith Wharton's legacy

To listen: Roxana Robinson discusses Edith Wharton on NPR

To read: Roxana Robinson responds to Jon Franzen