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100th Anniversary Celebration of Virginia Woolf's Night and Day with Michael Cunningham, Anne E. Fernald & Julie Orringer

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Admission and $10 off at our bookstore

September 11, 2019 Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Celebrate the release of the 100th-anniversary edition, published by Restless Books, of Virginia Woolf’s timely, overlooked second novel—Night and Day— a remarkable story of two women navigating the possibilities opened up by the struggle for women’s suffrage. This special 2019 edition is introduced for Restless Classics by the bestselling author of Fates and Furies Lauren Groff and illustrated by graphic artist Kristen Radtke.

Michael Cunningham, Anne E. Fernald, and Julie Orringer will host the Night and Day celebration at The Center.

Author Photo - Virginia Woolf © George Charles Beresford
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    Michael Cunningham

    Michael Cunningham

    Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, Specimen Days, By Nightfall, and The Snow Queen, as well as the collection A Wild Swan and Other Tales, and the nonfiction book Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories. The Hours was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Raised in Los Angeles, Michael Cunningham lives in New York City and is a senior lecturer at Yale University.

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    Anne E. Fernald

    Anne E. Fernald

    Anne E. Fernald is the editor of the Cambridge University Press Mrs. Dalloway (2014) and author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (2006) as well as articles and reviews on Woolf and feminist modernism. An editor of The Norton Reader, a widely used anthology of essays, she teaches English and Women’s Studies at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. She occasionally updates her blog, Fernham, and can be found on twitter @fernham.

  • Julie Orringer by Brigitte Lacombe

    Julie Orringer

    Julie Orringer

    Julie Orringer is the author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridge, a New York Times bestselling novel, and How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of stories; her new novel, The Flight Portfolio, tells the story of Varian Fry, the New York journalist who went to Marseille in 1940 to save writers and artists blacklisted by the Gestapo. All her work has been published by Alfred A. Knopf, and her books have been translated into twenty languages. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Scribner Anthology of American Short Fiction. She is the winner of the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children, and is at work on a novel set in New Orleans.

  • Author Photo - Virginia Woolf © George Charles Beresford

    Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is the author of acclaimed works of fiction including Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927) as well as the feminist call to arms, A Room of One’s Own (1929). She married Leonard Woolf in 1912 and in 1917 they founded Hogarth Press. At the age of 37, Woolf published her second novel, Night and Day. She continued to have a successful literary career and is remembered as one of the most important modernist writers of the twentieth century.