On March 10th, the @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES welcomes celebrated cultural critic Katie Roiphe (In Praise of Messy Lives) to read from and discuss her new book The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End. In her latest work, Roiphe investigates the final days of five great thinkers, artists and authors: Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, and Maurice Sendak, and offers an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality.
Following her reading, Roiphe will be joined for an interview by author James Atlas, a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, as well as a former editor of The New York Times Book Review.
The March 10th event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7PM at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 35 West 67th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus). It will include a book signing and informal reception. Books will be available for purchase; reservations are advised.
For reservations visit: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/rsvp or call (347) 460-4292.
For more information: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/author series/