Two Worlds


May 2, 2010 | Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust | NYC

With Eduardo Lago, Anne Landsman, José Manuel Prieto, and Salman Rushdie; moderated by Adam Gopnik 


Co-sponsored by Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

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Each of these panelists has made America their home, coming here from Spain, South Africa, Cuba, and India, respectively, and best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, who leads today’s discussion, hails from Canada. Together they will discuss how increased familiarity with America and American fiction has altered their sense of fiction in general and their own writing in particular. They’ll also explore differences they see in American literature and contemporary writing in their own countries.

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• Judith Richardson: The TWO WORLDS panel moderated by Adam Gopnik, was a mostly a paean to New York, and so took place in a perfect venue. It was a beautiful, if very warm, Sunday afternoon. [more]

• Antonio Romani: Adam Gopnik non è riuscito a mantenere le ambiziose promesse che si potevano leggere sul foglio di presentazione di questo stimolante panel su come l’arrivo negli Stati Uniti possa modificare l’attività creativa di chi è cresciuto altrove. [more]

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