Alice Truax Craft of Creative Nonfiction—Getting It Right: The Agony and Ecstasy of Revising, Editing, and Being Edited

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday


In conversation with Daphne Merkin and James Atlas.

Writing faculty member Alice Truax holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Middlebury College. An editor at The New Yorker from 1992-2002 and book editor from 2001-present, Truax's book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Vogue, and The New York Review of Books. Edited books include Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Mostly True by Molly O’Neill, Aftermath by Joel Meyerowitz, The Surrender by Toni Bentley, Send by William Schwalbe and David Shipley, King’s Gambit by Paul Hoffman, and Violent Partners by Linda Mills.

Daphne Merkin, a critic and novelist, is the author, most recently, of This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression.

James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography; Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet (nominated for the National Book Award); and the memoir My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and other journals.