To celebrate the launch of his first novel in twenty years, American literary icon and best-selling author of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, joins us at The Center for Fiction, in partnership with Harper’s Magazine, to discuss America Fantastica as a part of our On America conversation series. America Fantastica is a propulsive caper of a book, beginning with a harebrained bank robbery followed by a madcap cross-country chase, abundant with O’Brien’s razor-sharp commentary on the state of American politics and culture. Rick MacArthur, award-winning journalist and president of Harper’s Magazine, will join O’Brien in a conversation about capturing the American reality in fiction, the rapid dissemination of disinformation, and the future of an increasingly divided America. After the conversation, O’Brien will sign and personalize books.
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