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On America: Donald Antrim on One Friday in April with Deborah Treisman

October 14, 2021

America has begun to grapple with new ideas of mental health and wellness in the public discourse. Donald Antrim (Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Afterlife) continues the conversation by offering a new understanding of suicide as a distinct mental illness in his brave new memoir One Friday in April. He joined Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor of the New Yorker, to discuss the launch of this important and insightful new work.

In Conversation

  • Donald Antrim (c) Marija Ilic - Zach Cihlar

    Donald Antrim

    Donald Antrim

    Donald Antrim is the author of three novels, including Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, and a memoir, The Afterlife. He has received awards from the MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    Photo Credit: Marija Ilic

  • Treisman Office 1 - Zach Cihlar

    Deborah Treisman

    Deborah Treisman

    Deborah Treisman has been the Fiction Editor at the New Yorker since 2003. She is the host of the award-winning New Yorker Fiction Podcast, and the editor of the anthology 20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker. In 2012, she received the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Contribution to Fiction.