Talks | Literary

Masha Gessen

Book Release
Tue, Oct 3, 2017
  • 7PM
RUN TIME: Approx. 1hr 30min
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Part of Unbound

In conversation with David Remnick
Launch of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

“One of the most important activists and journalists Russia has known in a generation.”
—David Remnick, The New Yorker

Award-winning Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen celebrates the release of her latest book, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. In this cautionary tale for our time, Gessen chronicles the last three decades of Russia’s devolution into a frightening retro-totalitarian state run by a leader with an iron fist. Told through the stories of several Russians who have lived through this pivotal era, The Future is History documents the swift erosion of democracy and offers an illuminating, in-depth perspective on daily life under a regime that has turned on its own people.

Masha Gessen is the author of several books, including the national bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Slate, and many other publications, and she has received many awards, including a Carnegie fellowship. She lives in New York.

A book signing with Gessen will follow the event.

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David Remnick was named the editor of The New Yorker in 1998. He joined the magazine in 1992, after ten years with The Washington Post, where he was the Moscow bureau chief. He is the author of several books, including The Bridge, King of the World, and Lenin’s Tomb, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Under Remnick’s leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine, winning forty-one National Magazine Awards and, in a first for a magazine, three Pulitzer Prizes.