The Global Novel: Writing for the World in the 21st Century

Monday April 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

What is the global novel? What work covers both the contemporary and the classic? What story spans all cultures and creeds? Perhaps the global novel is not a genre so much as a way of seeing the world.

Adam Kirsch, one of the most prodigious and versatile literary critics working today, asks an important question for our times in his new book: What is the future of fiction in an age of globalization?

He will be in conversation with John Freeman, author, educator, and editor as well as Laura Marsh, literary editor of the New Republic; formerly an editor at the New York Review of Books. The conversation will be moderated by Chris Jackson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of  One World, a just relaunched imprint of Random House.

Buy a copy of The Global Novel or a $10 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.

Chris Jackson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, a just relaunched imprint of Random House. Previously, Jackson was an Executive Editor at Spiegel & Grau from its founding in 2006, where he edited prize-winning and bestselling authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Eddie Huang, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, Victor LaValle, Trevor Noah, and Jay Z. The One World list includes Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Alex Wagner, Quiara Hudes, Molly Crabapple, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Joe Tone, Marwan Hisham, and Jean Guerrero. His own writing has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, The Paris Review, and Callaloo among other places. Jackson is a native of New York, where he currently resides.

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