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Kristen Radtke on Seek You with Leslie Jamison

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Tuesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 6, 2021

Online via Zoom

With many the world over stuck at home, the pandemic exposed a quieter epidemic that had already been ripping through America—the epidemic of loneliness. In emotionally charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke’s newest book Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness navigates the different ways our inner lives interact with our public selves and the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another.

She’ll dig deeper into this topic and the July 16th release of her book in a conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of Make It Scream, Make It Burn and The Empathy Exams.

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In Conversation

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    Kristen Radtke

    Kristen Radtke

    Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This. The recipient of a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant, Radtke is the art director and deputy publisher of The Believer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, the Atlantic, the Guardian, GQ, Vogue, and Oxford American, among many other publications.

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    Leslie Jamison

    Leslie Jamison

    Leslie Jamison is the author of The Recovering, The Empathy Exams, Make it Scream, Make it Burn, and a novel, The Gin Closet. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times magazine and teaches at Columbia University.