AM Homes in conversation with Elif Batuman 27 April 2013

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Cuirt
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AM Homes in conversation with Elif Batuman
Event 27 April 2013 13:00- 14:00
Venue: Town Hall Theatre
A. M. Homes
A. M. Homes is the author of six novels – most notably May We Be Forgiven, This Book Will Save Your Life and The End of Alice, two collections of short stories, a travel memoir and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter.
She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers.
She wrote and produced for the television series The L Word and is currently developing a major US TV series for HBO called The Hamptons. In 2012, Granta published her highly acclaimed novel: May We Be Forgiven. She lives in New York City.
May We Be Forgiven
From one of America’s most important writers comes a darkly comic tale of 21st century domestic life.
Brothers Harry and George have never been friends. Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life, while younger brother George, is a high-flying TV producer with a bullying manner and a murderous temper.
When one day George loses control and propels Harry into an entirely new life, events spiral out of control in ways that could never have been predicted. Homes has created a savage and dizzyingly inventive vision of contemporary America, whose dark heart she penetrates like no other writer.
May We Be Forgiven is a brutal, funny tale of unexpected intimacies, and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.
‘This novel starts at maximum force — and then it really gets going. I can’t remember when I last read a novel of such narrative intensity; an unflinching account of a catastrophic, violent, black-comic, transformative year in the history of one broken American family. Flat-out amazing .’ – Salman Rushdie
‘This prose has teeth … you cannot shake a Homes story off your mind,
you cannot rid yourself of the creeping unease it brings to your bedside table.’ -Zadie Smith
 Elif Batuman
Elif Batuman lives in Istanbul and is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
Her first book, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, was published in 2010 has been translated into ten languages. She is currently working on a novel

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