AN EVENING WITH JONATHAN FRANZEN AND JHUMPA LAHIRI
PRESENTED BY THE NEW SCHOOL WRITING PROGRAM

America's two most celebrated authors to read and discuss their work
Friday, March 11, 2011, at The New School

WHAT: The New School, New York's premiere presenter of public literary events, welcomes Jonathan Franzen and Jhumpa Lahiri, America's two most celebrated authors, whose works share a focus on the contemporary middle class. Franzen and Lahiri will read from Freedom and Unaccustomed Earth, respectively, discuss their craft, and take questions from the audience. In addition, a book signing will follow the reading. The event, which is sponsored by The New School's Graduate Writing Program and Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy, is held in celebration of the Brooklyn Waldorf School library.
WHO: Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom, The Corrections, The Discomfort Zone, and other books; National Book Award Winner, Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Unaccustomed Earth, The Namesake, and The Interpreter of Maladies; Pulitzer Prize Winner, Guggenheim Fellow
Sean Wilsey (moderator), author of Oh The Glory of It All
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
TICKETS: Admission is $10 for all. Purchase tickets at boxoffice@newschool.edu or by phone at 212.229.5488

About The New School
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