Readings and Conversation with John McPhee, Kushanava Choudhury, and Elisabeth Cohen
John McPhee, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence; Kushanava Choudhury, journalist and author; Elisabeth Cohen, author
October 24, 2018 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books Princeton
Labyrinth Books; Humanities Council and Program in Journalism; Princeton Public Library
Labyrinth Books, Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Program in Journalism, and the Princeton Public Library are pleased to invite you to an evening of readings and conversation with John McPhee and two celebrated young authors, former students of his.
Kushanava Choudhury joins us from India to talk about his first book, The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta, a masterful account of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta. Elisabeth Cohen’s debut novel, The Glitch, by contrast, is the fast, funny, deeply hilarious story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be picked up at Labyrinth on or after October 17 during store hours.