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Story/Teller: Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind with Tonya Pinkins, Marin Ireland, and Jessica Winter

October 21, 2020 via Crowdcast

Renowned stage and screen actors Tonya Pinkins (1992 Tony Award winner) and Marin Ireland (2009 Tony Award nominee) performed a dramatic reading of Leave the World Behind (Ecco), a magnetic novel by Rumaan Alam about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. Written pre-pandemic, Leave the World Behind is eerily prescient in its examination of how humans respond to the sudden and incomprehensible shifts away from life as we knew it.

The New Yorker editor and novelist Jessica Winter, joined Alam in conversation after the performance.