Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7pm, Music Building, $20
e g o l i t z e r
with Leonard Lopate
is the author of the novels The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife. Her work has been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. The Times has said: “…what makes The Interestings exceptional is the precision and elegance of Wolitzer’s writing... Intelligent and subtle, it is exquisitely written with enormous warmth and depth of emotion... This should be the novel to make Wolitzer a household name… Wonderful.” The New York Times Book Review has said of The Wife that it “deploys a calm, seamless humor... Rage might be the signature emotion of the powerless, but in Wolitzer’s hands, rage is also very funny.” Bust has said: “…The Uncoupling is hilarious, but the stakes are deeply felt—perhaps because [its] world…is so vividly realized… Wolitzer robs her characters of sex in order to explore what an essential, messy, needful role it plays in our lives.” The Guardian has said of The Ten-Year Nap that it “presents four New York mothers emerging from a decade in babyland... A wonderful study of muddy equivocation, a hilarious yet compassionate examination of the primordial slime and the modern woman.” Kurt Andersen has said: “Meg Wolitzer’s subjects are the yin and yang of love and hate, and the various strange and shadowy transactions at the heart of a marriage—specifically a marriage between members of that cohort too young to snuggle easily into the certainties of the Greatest Generation and too old to catch feminism’s wave… Funny, smart, sad, gripping, and utterly surprising.” The Chicago Tribune has said: Meg Wolitzer is “as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Wolitzer will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Meg Wolitzer: Nina Subin