David Grossman

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“Stories should not protect us, stories should expose us...” Israeli author David Grossman, who received the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape, 2017) with his translator Jessica Cohen, talks about how all stories are multilayered and some can even trap us.

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A Celebration of E. L. Doctorow

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“I report, that is my profession. I report, as a loud noise testifies to a gun.” Upon the posthumous publication of Doctorow: Collected Stories (Random House, 2017), Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jennifer Egan read from E. L. Doctorow’s short stories in celebration of his life and work at the 92nd Street Y.

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Nathaniel Mackey and Cathy Park Hong

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"Reading and writing allows us to be empathic. And without empathy, I think, our society would be at a total loss. I think in that way, writing can affect great change." Poets Nathaniel Mackey and Cathy Park Hong answer questions from New York City high school students about writing and inspiration at a live Writers at Work event hosted by 92nd Street Y with the Paris Review.

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Mary Karr and Helen Macdonald

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"Writing memoir, if it's done right I think, is like knocking yourself out with your own fist." For a reading at the 92nd Street Y moderated by Kathryn Schulz, Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir (Harper, 2015), joins Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk (Grove Press, 2015), to speak about their love of memoir and poetry.

Wislawa Szymborska

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"Nothing can ever happen twice." Listen to a selection of poems by Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska, read by her translator Clare Cavanagh, as well as poets Charles Simic and Krystyna Dabrowska, at a celebration of her life and work hosted by the 92nd Street Y. The event also celebrated the publication of Szymborska's posthumous collection, Map: Collected and Last Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015).

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