• Uday Prakash to Speak at Northwestern University

    April 28, 2014

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    Leopold Room in Harris Hall
    on Northwestern’s Evanston campus

    One of India’s most original and audacious writers Uday Prakash will speak at Northwestern University on April 28th.

    Translated by Jason Grunebaum, The Walls of Delhi is an intricately  woven book, composed of three stinging and comic tales of living and surviving in today’s globalized India: a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an untouchable races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure.

    In these stories, Prakash portrays the realities about caste and class with an authenticity rarely seen in English-language fiction about South Asia. Told in a compelling, vivid, and thoroughly modern voice, sharply political but free of heavy handedness, Prakash’s words leave an imprint on the mind and heart long after the final page is turned.

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  • “The Walls of Delhi” Book Reading & Discussion at U. Chicago

    April 29, 2014

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    University of Chicago
    915 E 60th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637

    One of India’s most original and audacious writers Uday Prakash will speak at the University of Chicago on April 29th.

    Translated by Jason Grunebaum, The Walls of Delhi is an intricately  woven book, composed of three stinging and comic tales of living and surviving in today’s globalized India: a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an untouchable races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby’s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure.

    In these stories, Prakash portrays the realities about caste and class with an authenticity rarely seen in English-language fiction about South Asia. Told in a compelling, vivid, and thoroughly modern voice, sharply political but free of heavy handedness, Prakash’s words leave an imprint on the mind and heart long after the final page is turned.

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  • Cory Silverberg Reading at Leslie-Lohman Museum

    April 29, 2014

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    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 6 PM
    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    26 Wooster St., New York, NY 10013

    Cory Silverberg will be reading from What Makes a Baby at the Leslie-Lohman Museum on April 29th at 6PM.

    Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st-century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, however they came to be.

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  • Cory Silverberg at Word Bookstore Event

    May 1, 2014

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    Thursday, May 1st @ 6 PM
    Co-sponsored by LLF and Riverdale Avenue Books
    Word Bookstore (Greenpoint)
    126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Cory Silverberg will be reading from What Makes a Baby at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn on May 1st at 6PM.

    Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st-century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, however they came to be.

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  • Reading at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

    May 9, 2014

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    Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

    Kurt Vonnegut was among the few grandmasters of twentieth-century American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would not mean what it does today. After the publication of his novel Slaughterhouse-Five brought him worldwide acclaim in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut became one of America’s most popular graduation speakers.

    If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? is a selection of Kurt Vonnegut’s best graduation speeches, edited and introduced by Dan Wakefield. Amid the sarcasm and wit that are typical of his writing, Vonnegut also conveys in these speeches something of the seriousness and the momentousness of life too. He tells stories and jokes, invokes the figures who inspire him the most–Jesus, Eugene Debs, Bertrand Russell, Jazz historian Albert Murray, and Vonnegut’s friend Joseph Heller among many others. Perhaps most importantly, he inspires the young people in the audience to go out into the world and make a difference.

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  • Dan Wakefield and Nanette Vonnegut Discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s Artwork and “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?”

    May 16, 2014

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    Barnes and Noble, Upper West Side

    Kurt Vonnegut was among the few grandmasters of twentieth-century American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would not mean what it does today. Vonnegut was also a gifted graphic artist and many of his novels include his felt-tip pen sketches. Please join Dan Wakefield and Vonnegut’s daughter Nanette, as they discuss Vonnegut’s artwork and written works.

    After the publication of his novel Slaughterhouse-Five brought him worldwide acclaim in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut became one of America’s most popular graduation speakers. If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? is a selection of Kurt Vonnegut’s best graduation speeches, edited and introduced by Dan Wakefield. Amid the sarcasm and wit that are typical of his writing, Vonnegut also conveys in these speeches something of the seriousness and the momentousness of life too. He tells stories and jokes, invokes the figures who inspire him the most–Jesus, Eugene Debs, Bertrand Russell, Jazz historian Albert Murray, and Vonnegut’s friend Joseph Heller among many others.

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