Tag: Books

Interview: An Italian novelist finds her home in Tokyo

Laura Imai Messina, an Italian author based in Tokyo, discusses her new novel, “I Dare Not Say The Joy.”

/ February 15, 2018

The Albertine Book Club Reads ‘The End of Eddy’ by Edouard Louis

Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Edouard Louis’s international bestseller The End of Eddy, translated from the French by Michael Lucey (FSG). Édouard Louis’ sharp, precise, and concise narrative lets the reader into a world that is barely...

/ February 13, 2018

“Love and Happines — True Stories of True Love:” A Reading and Conversation with Kathrin Werner

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading and discussion of Kathrin Werner’s new book “Love and Happiness – True Stories of True Love” with the author and @neinquarterly‘s Eric Jarosinski. True love – the one magical great love, which you live and...

/ February 9, 2018

An Evening with Violane Huisman and Paul Holdengräber

Join Violaine Huisman as she discusses her debut novel, Fugitive parce que Reine (Gallimard), with Director of Public Events at the New York Public Library Paul Holdengräber. In Fugitive parce que Reine, Huisman delivers the portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian...

/ February 8, 2018

The Essential Fictions of Isaac Babel: New Translations By Val Vinokur

Join us for the launch of a new book of Isaac Babel translations with readings by translator Val Vinokur and discussion with Isaac Babel expert, YIVO’s Executive Director Jonathan Brent. Isaac Babel was born in 1894 into multicultural Odessa’s thriving Jewish community. Working...

/ February 5, 2018

Reading Alexandre Jollien’s ‘In Praise of Weakness’: A Conversation with Michael Eskin

Join award-winning philosophers, author, translator, and literary critic Michael Eskin as he presents In Praise of Weakness by French philosopher Alexandre Jollien. Jollien is the first and only major thinker and spiritual teacher in the history of philosophy to have been born...

/ February 1, 2018

Book Club: German Book Club Reads Roman Ehrlich

At the January German Book Club meeting we will discuss Roman Ehrlich’s Das kalte Jahr (DuMont, ISBN: 978-3832162962, € 9,99). A young man wanders along a highway in a country that is snowed under.  Lonely fields, cess pools, rest stops, and window-less mobile...

/ January 30, 2018

Book Talk. The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field, by Richard Nephew

Please join us for a talk with Richard Nephew (Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA) about his new book, The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field (Columbia University Press, 2017). Ambassador Daniel Fried will serve as discussant. Although sanctions have increasingly been used...

/ January 30, 2018

Book Talk. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941, by Stephen Kotkin

Please join us for a talk with Stephen Kotkin about his new book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941(Penguin Press, 2017). Registration is required. Please click here to register. Well before 1929, Stalin had achieved dictatorial power over the Soviet empire, but now he decided...

/ November 13, 2017

Book Presentation: Le Notti Blu with author Chiara Marchelli and guest Jhumpa Lahiri

Book presentation: Le notti blu (2017, Giulio Perrone Editore) by Chiara Marchelli. Marchelli in conversation with author Jhumpa Lahiri. This event is in ITALIAN. Tutti crediamo di conoscere le persone che amiamo: Larissa e Michele si conoscono da una vita, così come pensano di conoscere Mirko,...

/ October 6, 2017