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Tuesday, August 5
7:00pm

JACK LIVINGS

The Dog: Stories
(FSG, 2014)

“Jack Livings’s stories of China are marvels of the imagination.”
- Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings’s The Dog explodes the country’s cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity.

In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner—once a rural peasant—refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in “pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers” write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction.

JACK LIVINGS's stories have appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, StoryQuarterly, Tin House, The New Delta Review, Best American Short Stories, and have been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. Livings received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.


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Wednesday, August 27
7:00pm

PETER MENDELSUND

What We See When We Read
(Vintage, 2014)

Cover
(powerHouse Books, 2014)

in conversation with
LEANNE SHAPTON

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View a selection of Peter Mendelsund's cover designs:

mendelsund.blogspot.com

And follow his design blog, Jacket Mechanical:

jacketmechanical.blogspot.com

PETER MENDELSUND is the associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf and a recovering classical pianist. His designs have been described by The Wall Street Journal as being “the most instantly recognizable and iconic book covers in contemporary fiction.” He lives in New York.

Leanne Shapton's Books Include:

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Tuesday, September 9
7:00pm

JOSEPH O'NEILL

The Dog: A Novel
(Pantheon Books, 2014)


Author of:

Netherland (2008)



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Monday, September 22
7:00pm

DANIEL KEHLMANN

F: A Novel
(Pantheon Books, 2014)



Previous Books Include:
Me and Kaminski (2003)
Fame (2009)

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Monday, September 29
7:00pm

DOROTHEA LASKY

Rome: Poems
(Liveright, 2014)


Previous Books Include:
Awe (2007)
Thunderbird
(2012)

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Date TBD

LEANNE SHAPTON
& HEIDI JULAVITS


Women in Clothes
(Liveright, 2014)



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Wednesday, October 15
7:00pm

PAOLO GIORDANO

The Human Body: A Novel
(Pamela Dorman Books, 2014)

in conversation with
JOSHUA FERRIS


Author of:
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)


Joshua Ferris' Books Include:

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Tuesday, October 21
7:00pm

EMMANUEL CARRERE

Liminov:
The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet
Who Became a Bum in New York, A Sensation in France,
and a Political Antihero in Russia

(FSG, 2014)


Previous Books Include:

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Wednesday, October 22
7:00pm

SUSAN HOWE

Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives

(New Directions & Christine Burgin, 2014)

Previous Books Include:

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Tuesday, October 28
7:00pm

ANNE RICE

Prince Lestat
(Knopf, 2014)

with VICTORIA WILSON

Interviewed by
ANDREW SEAN GREER

Previous Books in the Vampire Chronicles Include:

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Thursday, November 13

7:00pm

CHRISTO

Christo and Jeanne-Claude:
In/Out Studio

(Verlag Kettler/D.A.P., 2014)



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