Saturday, July 09, 2016

Work in Progress

Work in Progress: The Latest from the Front Lines of Literature
They're Just Trying to Live
Ian Frazier & Sarah Crichton
In Conversation
Ian Frazier's been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1974 and has published more than a dozen books with FSG. In his latest collection, Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces, his own curiosity becomes the impetus for the writing that The New York Times called "observation backed up by research and marinated in rumination and wordcraft." He and Sarah Crichton, publisher of Sarah Crichton Books, sat down recently at Greenlight Bookstore to talk about this curiosity, as well as meteorites, General Henry Shrapnel, and Brooklyn bus rides.

Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel was an Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor who, through his more than fifty books, countless speeches and op-eds, and tireless activism, became a voice for the voiceless. When he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, they called him "one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterise the world." His death, on July 2, marks the passing of an important writer and humanitarian. His most widely read book, Night , is the account of his time at Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a young man.

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