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Fall 2019 Events

Best-Selling Authors

Paul Auster | Strong-Cuevas Lecture | Thursday, October 3rd at 6:45pm 

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This Renaissance man is a successful novelist, essayist, poet, screenwriter, filmmaker and director. His complex best-selling mysteries often explore the search for identity and personal meaning. Notable books include New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, The Book of Illusions, The Brooklyn Follies, Invisible, and Winter Journal. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have received over 20 awards. Mr. Auster has also written and directed screenplays, and acted in or narrated over 10 films, several of which received or were nominated for distinguished awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Dara Horn | Jack Burstyn Memorial Lecture | Monday, November 4th at 6:45pm 

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Her nonfiction book, The Rescuer, was a best seller, and her beautifully-written novels weave sweeping family dramas mixed with magical fables, multi-generational tales and sagas of family history. In the Image received the 2003 National Jewish Book Award. This and other novels have been similarly lauded in The New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Booklist, and other notable publications. 

Colin Harrison | Writer-in-Residence | Thursday, November 14th at 6:45pm 

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Currently vice president and editor-in-chief at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Mr. Harrison is also a critically acclaimed crime and thriller novelist. He has written eight novels, including best-selling You Belong to Me, The Havana Room and the international bestseller, Manhattan Nocturne. His books explore the dark side of urban life, particularly New York City, and they have been published in a dozen countries. Four of his novels were selected as Notable Books by the New York Times Book Review. His short nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post andThe Chicago Tribune. 

Saturday, November 2 from 1:00–5:00pm, $115 
Registration Required: call 212-772-4295 or email 

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This no-holds-barred Intensive will explore the craft of memoir and help writers tap into their truest selves by exploring their feelings, experiences, and thoughts in order to tell their own story. 

This prominent Irish-American writer, politician and actor has penned 16 books, three of which are memoirs. His best-seller A Monk Swimming details his life in Ireland and the United States. Singing My Him Song is an entertaining sequel, and Death Need Not Be Fatal highlights both his hilarious and often poignant musings on mortality. Mr. McCourt writes with deep emotion, and he shows us how to live life to its fullest. 


Great Thinkers

Artemis SimopoulosTuesday, October 15th at 6:45pm 

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Known for her groundbreaking research on Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in the 1980’s, Dr. Simopoulos’ insights resulted in a clash with vegetable-oil lobbyists and the pharmaceutical industry. But soon after, her theories were validated scientifically and accepted by nutritionists and the public. Her books include the 2008 Aristeon Award-winning, The Omega Diet, and The Omega Plan. Among her numerous honors and awards is the first Presidential Award for Studies in the Field of Obesity and Weight Control. 

Sean Carroll | Tuesday, November 12th at 6:45pm 

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A research professor and theoretical physicist at California Institute of Technology, Dr. Carroll’s work focuses on cosmology, field theory, gravitation and quantum mechanics, and explores dark matter and energy, modified gravity, topological defects, extra dimensions, and more. He has authored several books including The Particle at the End of the Universe, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time and The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Dr. Carroll has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Sloan Foundation, and the Royal Society of London. He regularly appears on the History Channel, in TV shows, such as The Colbert Report and PBS’s NOVA, and frequently serves as a science consultant for film and television

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