Dispatches from Syria: Janine di Giovanni

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 …

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, …