Tree of Codes Dance Performance

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“It's a series of pages that have huge holes, or volumes, where words fly off the page into your imagination, into your face. It's kind of a book that has no rules.” Choreographer Wayne McGregor and visual artist Olafur Eliasson speak with Kathleen Flood of the Creators Project about Jonathan Safran Foer’s art book, Tree of Codes (Visual Editions, 2010), which was the inspiration for their 2015 dance performance. Foer’s new novel, Here I Am (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Saul Friedländer

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“My aim was to write this integrated history, and at the same time manage to create in the reader these moments of disbelief.” Saul Friedländer, whose new memoir, Where Memory Leads: My Life (Other Press, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, explains his approach to writing about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Nicholson Baker

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Nicholson Baker discusses writing about the details in objects, focusing on the positives of technology, and cross-cultural respect at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Baker’s new nonfiction book, Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids (Blue Rider Press, 2016), which chronicles his experiences as a public school substitute teacher, is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Commonwealth

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Ann Patchett speaks with her publisher Jonathan Burnham about the use of time as a theme in her new novel, Commonwealth (HarperCollins, 2016), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Also in the issue, Patchett speaks about her bookstore Parnassus Books in "Best-Selling Booksellers" by Lynn Rosen.

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Leigh Stein

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Leigh Stein reads from her debut novel, The Fallback Plan (Melville House, 2012), and shares poems from her collection, Dispatch From the Future (Melville House, 2012), for an interview at the University of DuPage with Tom Fate. Stein's latest book, Land of Enchantment (Plume, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Louise Erdrich

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“I love the physical book. I love the printed page.” Louise Erdrich, author of LaRose (Harper, 2016), talks about her love of books and her bookstore Birchbark Books & Native Arts located in Minneapolis. For more on Erdrich and her bookstore, read “Best-Selling Booksellers” by Lynn Rosen in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Golden Age

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Winner of the 2015 Kibble Literary Award and Queensland Premier's Award for Fiction, Joan London’s novel The Golden Age (Europa Editions, 2016) explores the epic story of a Hungarian Jewish family’s escape to Australia after World War II. While in the hospital for polio treatment, the young protagonist has a romantic relationship with a girl he meets there.

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Belle Boggs

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“When I would picture my life as a writer, I would picture myself sitting peacefully at a desk, with words and ideas and stories just drifting down into my brain.” For a performance with the Monti, Belle Boggs describes the transformation of her perspectives on writing, teaching, happiness, and California. Boggs’s debut memoir, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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