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Readings by Edna O’Brien and Edward St. Aubyn followed by a Q&A. Introduced by Carl Bernstein and Patrick McGrath. Presented in association with Irish Arts Center.

Edna O’Brien’s new memoir is Country Girl. She “has made of her memories something of both precision and depth, a book that, letting us see her as she was, jumps with an all-consuming curiosity from one lucidly narrated event to another,” wrote Philip Roth. “Only Colette is her equal as a student of the ardors of an independent woman who is also on her own as a writer.” Edward St. Aubyn’s new novel is Lost for Words. He is “perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation,” wrote Alan Hollinghurst.