The Strand hosted the Writers Studio in their celebration of the Kenyon Review. As part of the celebration, renowned authors and poets gathered in the Rare Book Room to read from their works.
Lily Tuck is the author of nine novels: “The Double Life of Liliane”, "I Married You For Happiness", "Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up", "The Woman Who Walked on Water", "Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man", and "The News from Paraguay". She has also authored two short story collections, "Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived" and "The House at Belle Fontaine", as well as a biography, "Woman of Rome: The Life of Elsa Morante".
Tuck joined the Writers Studio in celebrating the Kenyon Review by reading from "The Double Life of Liliane".
Michael Ian Black, comedian and author of books for adults, children, and those in between, turns his quizzical eye on the confounding phenomenon that stalks the political scene with 'A Child’s First Book of Trump,' illustrated in classically whimsical style by Marc Rosenthal.
The Trump is a curious creature, very often spotted in the wild, but confounding to our youngest citizens. A business mogul, reality TV host, and now…political candidate? Kids (and, let’s be honest, many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is. Could he actually be real? Are those…words coming out of his mouth? Why are his hands so tiny? And perhaps most importantly, what on earth do you do when you encounter an American Trump?
In the Strand Rare Book Room, Black reads and discusses 'A Child’s First Book of Trump' with former literary collaborator, blogger and Fox News host Meghan McCain.
Lindy West talks with Hari Kondabolu about her new book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.
Lindy West’s writing at GQ, the Guardian, the New York Times and elsewhere has garnered her an audience eager to hear her thoughts on feminism, culture, and body image. Her outspoken commitment to social justice issues as the founder of the destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion have placed her at the forefront of conversations over sexuality and reproductive rights. Her fanbase extends to Lena Dunham, who called her “an essential voice for women,” and Caitlin Moran, who called her debut memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman “a thrilling, kick-ass, joyous ROAR of a book.” She’ll be at Strand to discuss Shrill and everything else—don’t miss this chance to hear from a hilarious and heartfelt breakout voice.
Lindy is joined in conversation by friend and stand-up comic, Hari Kondabolu.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).
In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.