Katie Roiphe will read from her new book, The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End, in which the always provocative author looks at the final days of Sigmund Freud, Maurice Sendak, Susan Sontag, Dylan Thomas, John Updike and James Salter.
Interviewing Roiphe afterwards will be the well-known biographer James Atlas, a longtime contributor to The New Yorker and a former editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Katie Roiphe received her Ph.D. from Princeton in English literature. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Esquire, Vogue, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. Her previous books include The Morning After, Last Night in Paradise, and a novel, Still She Haunts Me. More >
The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a book signing and informal reception. Books will be available for purchase.
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