Readings by Edna O’Brien and Edward St. Aubyn followed by a Q&A. Introduced by Carl Bernstein and Patrick McGrath.
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.