Monday, August 26, 2013

Jonathan Lethem Coming on September 11

Jonathan Lethem, prize-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude and Chronic City will open our Fall 2013 Visiting Writers Series.

Lethem will present his new novel, Dissident Gardens (2013), a family saga about three generations of New York City leftists.

“A dysfunctional family embodies a dysfunctional epoch, as the novelist continues his ambitious journey through decades, generations and the boroughs of New York...  The setup of this novel is so frequently funny that it reads like homage to classic Philip Roth.” (Kirkus)

Lethem visits on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, on the University at Albany’s uptown campus. Earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m., the author will present an informal seminar in the Standish Room, Science Library, on the uptown campus. The events are free and open to the public, and are cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute.

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