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The Center for Fiction Presents Ayşegül Savaş on The Anthropologists with Adam Dalva

Tuesday, 7:00 pm EDT July 16, 2024

The Center for Fiction
& Livestreamed

The Center for Fiction welcomes Ayşegül Savaş, acclaimed author of Walking on the Ceiling and White on White, to discuss her latest work of fiction The Anthropologists. The novel follows Asya and Manu, a couple contemplating the life they want to build together as they go apartment hunting in a foreign city. Asya, a documentarian, films the daily life of the city as she immerses herself in local culture. Her journey with Manu is told through a series of apartment viewings and late-night conversations, as the couple examines their ever-expanding world. Evocative and soulful, the novel is “an acute portrait of the tender frequencies that make a life” (Raven Leilani, author of Luster). Joining Savaş in conversation is Adam Dalva, author of graphic novel Olivia Twist. The two will discuss The Anthropologists and Savaş’ intimate examination of homebuilding and modern love. After the conversation, Savaş will sign books.


In Conversation

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    Ayşegül Savaş

    Ayşegül Savaş

    Ayşegül Savaş is the author of the acclaimed novels Walking on the Ceiling and White on White. Her work has been translated into six languages and has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Paris.

    Photo Credit: Maks Ovsjanikov

  • Adam Dalva by Beowulf Sheehan

    Adam Dalva

    Adam Dalva

    Adam Dalva’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and the Atlantic. He serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University.

    Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan