Join us in celebrating the release of Darin Strauss' newest novel, "The Queen of Tuesday" with an NYU alumni exclusive online reading, moderated by David Lipsky.
Presenter: Darin Strauss (GSAS '97), NYU Creative Writing Program Clinical Professor
Bio: NYU alumnus Darin Strauss (GSAS '97) is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, More Than it Hurts You, the NBCC-winning memoir, Half a Life, and the best-selling comic-book series, Olivia Twist. His new novel, The Queen of Tuesday -- a mix of memoir and fiction that tells the story of Strauss' grandfather and Lucille Ball -- is forthcoming from Random House (August, 2020). A recipient of the NYU GSAS Alumni Achievement Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and numerous other prizes, Strauss has written screenplays for Disney, Gary Oldman, and Julie Taymor. His work has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries, and he is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Creative Writing Program.
You can preorder "The Queen of Tuesday" here
Moderator: David Lipsky, NYU Arts and Science Artist-in-Residence
Bio: David Lipsky is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's magazine, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Magazine Writing, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, and many other publications. He contributes as an essayist to NPR's All Things Considered, he's taught at Deerfield and Johns Hopkins, and is the recipient of a Lambert Fellowship, a Media Award from GLAAD, and a National Magazine Award. He's the author of the novel The Art Fair, a collection of stories, Three Thousand Dollars, the best-selling nonfiction book, Absolutely American, which was a Time magazine Best Book of the Year, and most recently Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, which was a New York Times bestseller and an NPR Best Book of the Year.