Writing West: Freeman’s California
Freeman’s editor John Freeman joined contributors Catherine Barnett, Elaine Castillo, Jennifer Egan, Maggie Millner, and Xuan Juliana...
A Celebration of Marguerite Duras with Kate Zambreno and Emma Ramadan
A discussion of The Dorothy Project’s Me & Other Writing, a new collection of Marguerite Duras’s nonfiction, and the challenges...
Story/Teller: Kate Walbert Presents She Was Like That with Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor performed excerpts from Kate Walbert’s new collection of stories, She Was Like That...
Story/Teller: Salman Rushdie, Joan Allen, Ayad Akhtar, & Aasif Mandvi Present Quichotte
We were delighted to host an intimate evening with Salman Rushdie on the night of the release of Quichotte! Ayad Akhtar, Joan Allen and...
In Praise of Toni Morrison's Enduring Legacy
On Wednesday, August 14th, The Center for Fiction hosted an evening of readings, music, reflection, and gratitude in celebration of the life and...
In Coversation: Richard Ford and Joyce Carol
Two icons of American Literature, Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates, came together in a rare event to discuss...
CFA Master Class: Elmore Leonard
Legendary author Elmore Leonard joined us for the first in our series of Master Classes as part of the Crime Fiction Academy at The Center for Fiction
Legendary poet and classicist Anne Carson reads from 59 Paragraphs About Albertine along with new work inspired by Proust’s characters...
On Elena Ferrante: Jhumpa Lahiri and Ann Goldstein
Elena Ferrante has long been considered one of the best writers of her generation in Italy, but now her novels and acclaim have...
Why We Read: Mary Gaitskill
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for...