Thursday 6th April 2017 6.30pm for 7pm, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Paul Muldoon in Conversation
We are delighted to be joined for a rare London event by these two wonderful writers.
Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known was an L&R favourite last year, and her new novel The Devil and Webster looks likely to be just as popular. When a student protest materializes at elite Webster College, Naomi Roth initially supports the movement, feeling proud and protective of the protesters, her own daughter Hannah among them. But the protest begins to fester, attracting students from other institutions and media. Attention begins to focus on one charismatic student, a Palestinian immigrant named Omar, and both the tension on campus and the essential conflicts in Naomi’s personal life begin to overwhelm her until she finds herself facing an impossible and ultimately tragic conflict.
Poet Paul Muldoon seems almost to defy definition in his work; nevertheless, last year’s Selected Poems 1968-2014, chosen by the poet himself, will serve new readers as an indispensable introduction to his trademark combination of intellectual high jinx and emotional honesty. For those readers already familiar with his work, the volume provides a panoramic glance across the meteoric career of a poet who performs ‘high above the regular traffic of poetry’ (Sunday Times).
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of six novels, including You Should Have Known and Admission, which was made into a movie starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. She has also written a novel for children and a collection of poetry. Her non-fiction has appeared in various anthologies and in publications such as Vogue, Reader’s Digest and the New York Times.
Paul Muldoon is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.