Video  Writing Lives Series

Acclaimed authors Justin Torres and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, both of whom write about the American immigrant experience, will discuss their work with the novelist Ellis Avery.

This Writing Lives event featured Hisham Matar, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel In the Country of Men, and more recently, Anatomy of a Disappearance.   In addition to reading from his work, Hisham Matar spoke with Bashir-Abu Manneh of Barnard College on the topic of "Literature, Exile, and the 'Arab Spring."

Renowned author Jamaica Kincaid gave a reading, followed by an interview with Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, visited the Heyman Center where he spoke with Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.

Hermione Lee, Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, New College gave the Lionel Trilling Seminar on "The Hum and Buzz of Implication: Biography and Edith Wharton."  Andrew Delbanco of Columbia University and Jean Strouse, Director of the Cullman Center, New York Public Library, served as respondents.

Princeton Professor K. Anthony Appiah interviewed African novelist Nuruddin Farah about his recently released novel, Knots.