Reading the World

May 2 | Scandinavia House | NYC

With Peter Carey, Halfdan Freihow, Janet Malcolm, and Francesc Serés; introduced by Rachel Donadio


• Entire event (48:49)

• Peter Carey reads from His Illegal Self (11:19)
• Halfdan Freihow reads from Dear Gabriel (13:36)
• Janet Malcolm reads from Two Lives (12:50)
• Francesc Serés reads a story in Catalan and English (10:50)

New Yorker staff writer and nonfiction author Janet Malcolm plunges us back into wartime France and the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with a reading from her most recent book, Two Lives. Halfdan Freihow offers us a more personal journey to the heart of his family and his relationship with his young son Gabriel. Booker Prize–winning novelist Peter Carey takes us to Australia with a reading from his just-released novel, His Illegal Self. Francesc Serés will give voice from the languages of the periphery to the uprooted, disarrayed, and neglected main characters of the works from which he will be reading.

Cosponsored by The American-Scandinavian Foundation

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