Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend" (1961)

One Wednesday, May 29th, 6-8:00 p.m.

$45.00 (10% off for members)

Sigrid Nunez, long admired as a writer’s writer, has had a long and respected writing career, but now at age 67, she’s become what the New York Times calls “a breakout literary star” after winning the National Book Award for her novel The Friend. In this one-session meeting, we’ll do a deep dive into the book, which explores themes of love and loss, offers a critique of the literary scene, and movingly portrays the bond between humans and pets. We’ll consider how Nunez’s style fits within the contemporary literary scene, and why after all this time, this respected hardworking writer who avoids social media has finally earned her time in the spotlight. One Wednesday, May 29th, 6-8:00 p.m.

The Friend: A Novel (Paperback) By Sigrid Nunez

Aaron Hamburger is the author of the short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (winner of the Rome Prize in Literature), the novel Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award nominee), and the novel Nirvana is Here. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, O, the Oprah Magazine, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

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The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219458
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019