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The Great Brooklyn Novel

  • Presented By: New York State Writers Institute Location: New York State Writers Institute UAlbany Campus Center West Addition, 1400 Washinton Ave, Albany, NY 12203 Albany, NY 12203
  • Dates: October 12, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM Craft Talk, 7:30 PM Reading/Q&A
  • Price: Free
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    Jonathan Lethem

    4:30 p.m. — Craft Talk, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    7:30 p.m. — Reading/Q&A, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Arrest, The Feral Detective, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His newest book is Brooklyn Crime Novel (Oct. 2023), a sweeping story of community, crime, and gentrification, tracing more than fifty years of life in one Brooklyn neighborhood, and its Black, brown, and white inhabitants. Novelist Namwali Serpell called it, “A deeply moving, fiercely intelligent, and acerbically funny novel about the scandal and disaster of American capital in our time.” Winner of a 2005 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Lethem has been proclaimed “one of America’s greatest storytellers” (Washington Post).

    Cosponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Young Writers Project.

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