Peter Ho Davies, Joyce Carol Oates, and Roxana Robinson: A Reading and Conversation 


April 2, 8:30pm

Concourse Hall, LA Convention Center,

Exhibit Hall Level One


The Authors Guild will present a reading and conversation with acclaimed authors Peter Ho Davies (The Welsh Girl), Joyce Carol Oates (The Man Without a Shadow), and Roxana Robinson (Sparta), sponsored by the Author's Guild, Ecco, and Kundiman, and moderated by our Executive Director, Noreen Tomassi.


Plus, don't forget to come visit us at Booth 910. We will be giving away The Portable Veblen-themed temporary tattoos, custom-designed by Alice Marshall, plus a range of other literary designs lovingly donated by Litographs.


AWP: Jonathan Franzen & Elizabeth McKenzie

Friday April 1, 2016
01:30 pm

Tags: Event
Franzen photo credit: Watter Al Bahr 


Concourse Hall

LA Convention Center

Exhibit Hall Level One



At this year's Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles, The Center will present acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen (Purity) in conversation with rising star Elizabeth McKenzie (The Portable Veblen), moderated by our Executive Director, Noreen Tomassi. There will be short readings by both authors, followed by conversation and lots of time for questions from the audience. We are planning on a very interactive event, so don't miss it!



And for those of you staying in NYC, check out Elizabeth McKenzie's edition of The Book That Made Me a Reader where she writes about John Lennon's influence on her work. 


Jonathan Franzen is the author of Purity and four other novels, including Freedom and The Corrections, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including The Kraus Project and Farther Away. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. 


Elizabeth McKenzie is the author of the novel The Portable Veblen; a collection, Stop That Girl, shortlisted for the Story Prize; and the novel MacGregor Tells the World, a Chicago TribuneSan Francisco Chronicle, and School Library Journal best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic MonthlyBest American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, and has been recorded for NPR's Selected Shorts. She was an NEA/Japan-US Friendship Commission Fellow in 2010. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Stanford Continuing Studies program, and is currently senior editor of the Chicago Quarterly Review and managing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.