April 27, 2011 | Cultural Services of the French Embassy | New York City |

With Laurence Cossé, Yael Hedaya, Manuel de Lope, Asaf Schurr, and Irvine Welsh; moderated by Albert Mobilio

Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bookforum

A writer spends considerable time envisaging his or her readers. But as a manuscript makes its way across the editorial labyrinth—through the hands of editors, agents, publishers and booksellers—the imagined readers become elusive. Editor and author Albert Mobilio leads a fascinating panel discussion exploring the wide gulf between a writer’s desired audience and the readers they ultimately find.