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Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen

Jun 5—Jun 6, 2013
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $55 (includes dinner, wine, tax, and tip)
Single tickets now on sale. Doors open at 6pm. 
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Wednesday June 05, 2013
Performances no longer available.

Moderated in English by Phillip Lopate on Wed, Jun 5

As part of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, TransCultural Express hosts two Russian authors, Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen, for dinner, wine, and a discussion about their work. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and have their books signed at the conclusion of the evening.

Keith Gessen is the editor-in-chief of n+1 and the author of the novel All the Sad Young Literary Men. He has written for Dissent, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Review of Books, and his short stories have been published in AGNI and the 2005 Best New American Voices collection. In 2008, Gessen was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” for fiction. He lives in Brooklyn.

Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of several books, including Perfect Rigor, Blood Matters, and most recently, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She has contributed to Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and numerous other publications, and was recently appointed director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Russian service.

TransCultural Express: Russian and American Arts Today is proudly co-presented in partnership with the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund

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Phillip Lopate 

Phillip Lopate is the author of a dozen books, including Waterfront, Portrait of My Body, Notes on Sontag, Getting Personal, and Being with Children, and a contributing author to BAM: The Complete Works. Lopate is a Guggenheim Fellow and the director of the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University.

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