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Person Place Thing Featuring Jennifer Egan


$15 for members of The Center for Fiction & MAS

Friday, 7:00 pm November 22, 2019

Members of The Center for Fiction and MAS receive a $5 discount on admission to this event. A discount code will be emailed to you soon.

Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers and thinkers. This installment of Person Place Thing, presented by MAS and The Center for Fiction, will be a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, with musical interludes by Brooklyn locals, Duncan Wickel and Lily Henley.

This event will be recorded for broadcast on Northeast Public Radio. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit

Books available for purchase and signing by Jennifer Egan after the program.

  • Randy Cohen

    Randy Cohen

    Randy Cohen

    Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night With David Letterman, for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle.

  • Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan is the author of Manhattan Beach, a New York Times bestseller, and five previous books of fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award finalist; and The Invisible Circus. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, McSweeney’s, and the New York Times Magazine.

  • Municipal Art Society

    Municipal Art Society

    Municipal Art Society

    For more than 125 years, the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has worked to educate and inspire New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of our city.

    As a non-profit advocacy organization, MAS mobilizes diverse allies to focus on issues that affect our city from sidewalk to skyline. Through three core campaign areas, MAS protects New York’s legacy spaces, encourages thoughtful planning and urban design, and fosters inclusive neighborhoods across the five boroughs.