The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
cordially invites you
to a reading and conversation with novelist
the Center for the Humanities and the Ph.D. Program in English
at The CUNY Graduate Center
The Martin Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue
(at West 34th Street)
New York City
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Peter Carey will be introduced by novelist Sigrid Nunez
A conversation moderated by Aoibheann Sweeney will follow the reading
Peter Carey is one of only three writers in history to have won the Booker Prize twice, first for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. With Parrot and Olivier in America he became the first author to be simultaneously a finalist for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. A New York Times front page review described True History of the Kelly Gang as “Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.” Paul Auster describes Parrot and Olivier in America as “possibly the most charming and engaging novel this demon of a story-teller has yet written.” His most recent novel, The Chemistry of Tears, was published by Knopf in 2012. He is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College in New York, where he is Executive Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing.
Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and Boston University.
Aoibheann Sweeney is author of the novel Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking. She serves as the Executive Director of The Center for the Humanities at The CUNY Graduate Center.