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Canceled — On Re-reading: Vivian Gornick and Alix Kates Shulman

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Wednesday, 7:00 pm March 25, 2020

This event has been canceled. If you have any questions, please email us at info@centerforfiction.org.

To celebrate Vivian Gornick’s new book, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader, as well as new editions of both Gornick and Alix Kates Shulman’s earlier publications, these friends will discuss their reading lives and why we return to books we’ve read.

This event is part of our On Reading series: What makes us return to stories we’ve read, sometimes again and again, and how do we make time for this life-enriching pleasure? On Reading is a passionate and motivating call to lead a well-read life.

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Featuring

  • Vivian Gornick by Mitchell Bach

    Vivian Gornick

    Author photo by Mitchell Bach

    Vivian Gornick

    Author photo by Mitchell Bach

    Vivian Gornick is the author of several books, including the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, named the best memoir of the past 50 years by the New York Times Book Review in 2019; the essay collections The End of the Novel of Love and The Men in My Life, both of which were nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism; and The Odd Woman and the City, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her new book is Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader. She began her career as a staff writer for the Village Voice in 1969, and her work has since appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Atlantic, and many other publications.

  • Shulman, Alix Kates © Sara Krulwich - Carla Cain-Walther

    Alix Kates Shulman

    Author photo by Sara Krulwich

    Alix Kates Shulman

    Author photo by Sara Krulwich

    Alix Kates Shulman is the author of fourteen books, among them three memoirs (the award-winning Drinking the Rain, A Good Enough Daughter, and To Love What Is) and five novels. Her newly reissued debut novel, the million-copy bestselling Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, established her as a primary figure in feminism’s second wave. Her essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Nation, the Guardian, and n+1, among other publications. Currently, she is co-editing, with Honor Moore, the Library of America anthology Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution (And Still Can). In 2018 Shulman received a Clara Lemlich Award for a lifetime of social activism.