With winter tightening its grip and the days drawing in, the UWSL Salon took time to focus on some of the finer points of the writer’s craft in an event featuring novelist Alba Arikha in conversation with literary translator Marta Dziurosz.
by Sarah Glazer Newsweek Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni discussed her new book about the conflict in Syria, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria. Janine di Giovanni is a war correspondent and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair. She is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, and a current Senior Fellow at Yale […]
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.
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, […]
by Jenny McPhee Biographer and salon member Carole Angier talks to Lucy Hughes-Hallet about her latest book, The Pike: Gabriele d’Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War.