Riggio Forum: In Celebration of William Gaddis

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the literary journal Conjunctions' and Dalkey Archive Press's publication of the letters of William Gaddis. With authors Robert Coover, Samuel R. Delany, Ben Marcus, Rick Moody, Francine Prose, and other special guests. Hosted by Bradford Morrow.

William Gaddis (1922–1998) is one of America’s most highly regarded writers, described by the New York Times Book Review as “a presiding genius . . . of postwar American fiction.” He is the author of the novels The Recognitions, J R (both Dalkey), Carpenter’s Gothic (Penguin), A Frolic of His Own (Scribner), and the posthumously published Agapē Agape (Penguin), as well as the 2002 essay collection The Rush for Second Place (Penguin). Both J R and A Frolic of His Own won the National Book Award; the latter was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gaddis received a MacArthur award, and his work has been the subject of numerous critical studies.

Sponsored by the School of Writing.





Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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