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Imaginary Geographies

When: Friday, April 27
Where: The Walter Reade Theatre Lincoln Center: West 65th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.
What time: 3–4:30 p.m.

With Daniel Alarcón, Arthur Japin, Tatyana Tolstaya; moderated by Deborah Treisman 

Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Daniel Alarcón’s war-torn country in Lost City Radio reminds us of a number of nations in South America, particularly his native Peru, but it’s not any of these places. Tatyana Tolstaya sets The Slynx in a post-apocalyptic Moscow ruled by petty tyrants. Arthur Japin renders historical settings in visionary detail while re-imagining the events that happened there. These writers discuss how and, especially, why they invent—or re-invent—cities, towns, countries, and homes, and consider the responsibility of fiction to go beyond the merely real. We’ll be guided through these imaginary lands by New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

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