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On Reading: Shirley Hazzard’s The Transit of Venus

March 24, 2021 via Zoom

We celebrated a new edition of Shirley Hazzard’s classic literary masterpiece The Transit of Venus with an all-star panel of Hazzard fans. Award-winning and bestselling author Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies, Florida), who wrote the introduction to the new edition, moderated the panel. Groff led a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff (Cleopatra: A Life; The Witches: Salem, 1692), writer Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Small Fry: A Memoir), best-selling author Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings), National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee (Pachinko), and award-winning English writer Geoff Dyer (Out of Sheer Rage) on the lasting legacy of The Transit of Venus and Hazzard herself.