P&P Live! "Lolita in the Afterlife" Author Panel

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

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In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse— art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. With original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent 21st century writers and edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America, Lolita in the Afterlife is a vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on this perennially provocative book.

Panelists include:

Jenny Minton Quigley is the series editor for The Best Short Stories of The Year: The O. Henry Prize Winners, and the author of a memoir, The Early Birds. She is the daughter of Walter J. Minton, the storied former president and publisher of G. P. Putnam's Sons, who first dared to publish Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov in the United States in 1958.

Alexander Chee is a novelist and essayist, most recently the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a winner of the Whiting Award, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, and a NEA Literature Fellowship in prose. He is an editor at large for VQR, and a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.

Roxane Gay is the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed StateNew York Times bestseller Bad Feminist, national bestseller Difficult Women, and New York Times bestseller Hunger. She is also the author of Black Panther: World of Wakanda for Marvel. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and one comic book. His most recent novel is The Changeling. His comic book, Destroyer, won the Bram Stoker Award. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review, among many others. He teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

Cheryl Strayed is the author of number one New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon. She’s the host of the New York Times podcast Sugar Calling, and she cohosted the Dear Sugars podcast with Steve Almond.

Brittany Kerfoot, Director of Events for Politics and Prose Bookstore, will moderate this panel.


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Non Fiction
Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century Cover Image
By Jenny Minton Quigley (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984898838
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - March 16th, 2021

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