Hillary Clinton Speaks Candidly at PEN World Voices

Hillary Clinton is going to keep talking. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state is not going to let her election defeat, or what anyone is saying about it, keep her from...

Ron Chernow Explores ‘Grant’ at PEN World Voices

Acclaimed biographer Ron Chernow sat down with MSNBC host Chris Hayes at PEN World Voices Festival this past Sunday to discuss his newest book, “Grant.” The discussion explored Ulysses S. Grant’s complicated life and...

Hasan Minhaj Talks Muslim Community and the Hustle at PEN World Voices

When Wajahat Ali asked how Hasan Minhaj persuades the “modern whites,” or the white gatekeepers of the entertainment industry, to fund his projects, Minhaj explained the necessary audacity to believe in one’s projects. Minhaj’s optimistic...

Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling book “Pachinko,” spoke at the official launch of this year’s issue of “West 10th,” the official journal of NYU’s undergraduate Creative Writing program. Held at NYU’s Lillian...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks At East Village Festival

On Wednesday night, deep in the East Village, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o gathered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to discuss his new book “Wrestling with the Devil” and the concept of decolonizing our minds. The...

The Long Lost Letters of Sylvia Plath

On Sunday morning at the 92nd Street Y, an eager crowd gathered to hear Karen Kukil, associate curator of special collections at Smith College, and Peter K. Steinberg, a Sylvia Plath scholar, deliver a...

NYU Grad Explores Love and Marriage in India

In a cozy nook of McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers and Cafe in Williamsburg, an audience sat awaiting Elizabeth Flock to read from her debut book, “The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage...

A Quiet ‘Resistance’ at Strand Bookstore

In the rare book collection of the world-famous Strand Bookstore, a group of women and men gathered on March 13 to listen to poems for a new type of feminism. Every seat in the...

WSN Alumnus Alphabetizes Life and Love at NYU

On Valentine’s Day, NYU graduate and WSN alumnus Ian Mark debuted his first novel, “Love from Amanda to Zoey.” With a new adult novel under his belt, Mark’s achievements represents the dream of fellow...

Paul Auster Considers Conflict and Authorship in Discussion About New Book

On Thursday evening, acclaimed author Paul Auster spoke at Symphony Space about dichotomy, adolescence and his recently released novel, “4321.” Actor Michael Stuhlbarg — who is featured in three of the current Best Picture...

Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

“It’s a profound misunderstanding of what life is for,” Zadie Smith said last Thursday, speaking about the nature of celebrity and those who strive for it. “What are you aspiring to?” she asked. Smith was...

Dick and Jane are All Grown Up

Author Laura J. Wellington recently released her new satirical self-help book all about the elementary days of dating. Titled “What to Do When Jane Knows DICK about Dating: If He Wants You, You Will...
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