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The art historian Hal Foster and the writer Joseph O'Neill talk about O'Neill's new novel, The Dog, in which a nameless hero leaves New York for Dubai to work as the “family officer” of the capricious and very rich Batros family. O'Neill worked on this novel while he was a fellow at the Cullman Center in 2009-2010; it is on the longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
This program is co-presented with LIVE from the NYPL.
Joseph O’Neill is the author of five books, including Blood-Dark Track: A Family History, a New York Times Notable Book for 2002 and a book of the year for The Economist and The Irish Times. His novel Netherland was named one of the “10 Best Books of the Year” for 2008 by The New York Times and won the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Prize.
Hal Foster is a professor of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University and a regular contributor to The London Review of Books, Artforum, and October. His most recent books are The Art-Architecture Complex and The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha. Foster is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center.