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The Art of the Short Story

The Art of the Short Story: Nicole Krauss on To Be a Man with Julie Orringer


Includes a Copy of To Be a Man

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Monday, 7:30 pm EDT November 9, 2020

Beloved and critically acclaimed author Nicole Krauss will speak to Julie Orringer (The Flight Portfolio) on what it was like to write To Be a Man, her first short story collection. The stories explore what it means to be in a couple during these turbulent and unpredictable times.

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In Conversation

  • Nicole Krauss author photo

    Nicole Krauss

    Nicole Krauss

    Nicole Krauss is the author of the novels Forest Dark, Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University’s Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  • 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.