Renata Adler

Photograph: Richard Avedon
Renata Adler
Center for Fiction, Midtown East Tuesday April 16 2013 19:00
Adler, a journalist and film critic for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times since the ’60s, also wrote genre-bending novels Speedboat and Pitch Dark. In 2010, David Shields’s manifesto Reality Hunger pointed the National Book Critics Circle to Adler’s precise, savage wit; following the NBCC’s recommendation, NYRB will reprint the books this spring. This attention is well deserved: Her pulsing fragments of prose are remarkably lucid and relevant New York fever dreams.
Venue name: Center for Fiction
Address: 17 E 47th St
New York

Cross street: between Fifth and Madison Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 10:30am–7:30pm, Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 11am–3pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: buy the book or a $15 Strand gift card
Event phone: 212-473-1452
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