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Join us to celebrate the latest novel by Lisa Gornick, ANA TURNS, a story unspooling over the 24 hours of a woman's sixtieth birthday! ANA TURNS follows a lively contemporary protagonist who sees that she can no longer postpone making peace with her past or confronting her present-- it's the kind of book that opens up discussion in kaleidoscopic ways. We can't wait to hear Lisa in conversation with Marion Winik.
Please note that this event is outdoors - the patio is covered in case of rain, but we highly recommend bundling up on November days!
Lisa Gornick has been hailed by NPR as “one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America . . . immensely talented and brave.” She is the author of four previous novels: The Peacock Feast (FSG), Louisa Meets Bear (FSG), Tinderbox (FSG), and A Private Sorcery (Algonquin). Her essays have appeared widely, including in the New York Times, the Paris Review, Real Simple, and the Wall Street Journal. A graduate of the Yale clinical psychology program and the psychoanalytic training program at Columbia, where she is on the faculty, she was for many years a practicing psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. She lives in New York City with her family. You can learn more about Lisa and her work at lisagornickauthor.com.
University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead, First Comes Love, Above Us Only Sky and many other books of memoir and personal essay. Her award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody column appears monthly at BaltimoreFishbowl.com, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and elsewhere. She writes book reviews for People, Newsday, the Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews, and hosts the NPR podcast The Weekly Reader. She was a commentator on All Things Considered for fifteen years. Her honors include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction and the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature. More info at marionwinik.com.
TIME & DATE
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 6:00pm