New York City as muse — it happens all the time, but to what end? If you happen to be in NYC this weekend, check out this upcoming event led by Jane Ciabattari, past president and current online VP of the National Book Critics Circle.
NBCC award honorees Darin Strauss, Lynne Tillman, David Hajdu
how New York City inspires them:
Friday, September 23rd
6: 30 p.m., Tishman Auditorium.The New School
66 West 12th St New York, NY
Darin Strauss is the author of the wonderful nonfiction book “Chang & Eng” and the novels “The Real McCoy” and “More Than it Hurts You” – the latter of which I mean to review at some point as it was astonishing. His most recent book is the memoir “Half a Life” for which he won a National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s creative writing program. Darin is an amazing person and you should take the opportunity to hear him speak any time you get it.
Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer and cultural critic. Also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has published several novels, three nonfiction books and four short story collections. Her book “No Lease on Life” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle fiction award. Her most recent book is “Someday This Will Be Funny” and she is currently writing for Frieze magazine.
David Hajdu is the longtime music critic for The New Republic and a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches a seminar in arts and culture. He is the author of four books, three of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His book “Positively 4th Street: The Life and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina” was published in paperback this past April and brilliantly tells the story of the Baez Sisters, Richard Farina and Bob Dylan as they came of age in the mid-1960s.