[CANCELED] The New Salon: Writers in Conversation with Lydia Davis

07 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

Lydia Davis’ Essays One represents the culmination of five decades of her prolific writing on art and culture, from psalms and American short stories to vernacular photographs and modern art. Her book won the 2019 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Uzodinma Iweala, author of Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evil, joins her for a discussion of artistic practices across cultures and more with Darin Strauss, who won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his memoir, Half a Life.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.

Darin Strauss
Uzodinma Iweala
Lydia Davis

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