The Common and Guernica Magazine
Contributors to The Common and Guernica Magazine come together to read fiction that they feel a personal connection to. Speakers include Benjamin Anastas, Dina Nayeri, Kiese Laymon, and moderators Jennifer Acker and Meakin Armstrong. READ MORE
NOON Reading and Party
Reading and party for the literary annual NOON. READ MORE
In Conversation: Jaime Clarke and Charles Bock
The two authors will read from and discuss Clarke's new book, VERNON DOWNS. READ MORE
Bernard Malamud Tribute
A celebration of Bernard Malamud, in honor of what would be his 100th birthday. Speakers include Alan Cheuse, Philip Davis, Clark Blaise, Liesl Schillinger, Kevin Baker, Téa Obreht, Bharati Mukherjee, and moderator Boris Fishman. READ MORE
CFA Master Class: Joyce Carol Oates
In Conversation: Jack Ketchum and Laurie Lamson
Writer to Writer: Akhil Sharma and George Packer
Jennifer Vanderbes and Phil Klay
Elizabeth Nunez and Louise DeSalvo
Writer to Writer: Alena Graedon and Teddy Wayne
Alena Graedon joined us for a spectacular launch of her debut novel The Word Exchange, a dystopian novel for the digital age. She was interviewed by Teddy Wayne, columnist for the New York Times and frequent contributor to The New Yorker and McSweeney's.
About The Word Exchange
"With secret societies, conspiracies, and mega-corp Synchronic's menacing technologies, Graedon deploys all the hallmarks of a futuristic thriller, but avoids derivative doomsday sci-fi shtick. Instead, her novel is rife with literary allusions and philosophical wormholes that aren't only decorative but integral to characters' abilities and limitations in communicating, and it succeeds precisely because it's as full of humanity as it is of mystery and intellectual prowess."
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
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