Noble Endeavours: Miranda Seymour

At the Salon on November 20, longtime salon member Miranda Seymour spoke about Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories The book is a vibrant, extraordinary history of two entwined countries told through the lives of kings and painters, soldiers and sailors, sugar-bakers and bankers, charlatans and saints.

Eleanor Marx: Feminist, Socialist and Daughter of Karl Marx

by Jenny McPhee Rachel Holmes, a cultural historian and biographer, will be in conversation with Kamila Shamsie, discussing her new book, Eleanor Marx: A Life, a biography of the feminist daughter of Karl Marx. Eleanor Marx was the first woman to lead the British dockworkers’ union and the first to translate Madam Bovary into English, […]

Writing about our Mothers-and Others: Panel Discussion

by Jenny McPhee Our panelists will discuss the challenges of writing—in memoir and fiction—about our mothers and others who are close to us. Lyndall Gordon is the biographer of Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Mary Wollstonecraft, among others, and is writing a memoir of her relationship with her mother. Katie Hafner, healthcare writer for The […]