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How to Make a Great Book: Author Julia Phillips in Conversation with Editor Robin Desser


Admission and $10 off at our bookstore.

July 31, 2019 Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Join writer Julia Phillips for a conversation with Disappearing Earth‘s editor, Robin Desser for insight into the process of how this book came to be one of the most celebrated and talked about new releases this year.

Disappearing Earth
  • Julia Phillips

    Julia Phillips

    Julia Phillips

    Julia Phillips is the author of Disappearing Earth. She is a Fulbright fellow whose writing has appeared in Glimmer TrainThe AtlanticSlate, and The Moscow Times. She lives in Brooklyn.

  • Robin Desser

    Robin Desser

    Robin Desser

    Robin Desser is the Editorial Director at Alfred A. Knopf. Authors she’s worked with include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, A.S. Byatt, Anne Carson, Sandra Cisneros, Edwidge Danticat, Nell Freudenberger, David Guterson, Cristina Henriquez, Alan Hollinghurst, Hope Jahren, Jhumpa Lahiri, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Daniel Mendelsohn, Claire Messud, Steven Millhauser, Arundhati Roy, James Salter, Esmeralda Santiago, Jane Smiley, Patti Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Cheryl Strayed, and Abraham Verghese. Born in Brooklyn, she was awarded the Center for Fiction’s Maxwell E. Perkins Award in 2013.