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Conversations from the Cullman Center: Going Places: A Celebration of Leonard Michaels

October 27, 2007

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A conversation about the work and legacy of writer Leonard Michaels, whose fearless, devastating stories were recently published in a collected edition by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Featuring David Bezmozgis, Wyatt Mason, Robert Pinsky and Deborah Treisman, and moderated by Wendy Lesser.

About the Participants:

David Bezmozgis is a writer and documentary film maker. He is the author of the short story collection Natasha and Other Stories, which won a Commonwealth First Book Prize and the City of Toronto Book Award. His work has been published in Harper's and The New Yorker.

Wyatt Mason is a contributing editor of Harper's magazine, where his essays regularly appear. A translator of the complete works of Rimbaud, he received the 2005 Nona Balakian Citation for excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle, and a National Magazine Award in 2006. He was a Fellow of the Cullman Center in 2003.

Robert Pinsky is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of the United States, and a prizewinning translator and literary critic. His works include Gulf Music, First Things to Hand, and The Inferno of Dante, which received the Academy of American Poets Translation Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor of The New Yorker. She previously served as that magazine's deputy fiction editor, and as the managing editor of Grand Street.

Wendy Lesser (Moderator) is the editor of the Threepenny Review and the author of several books, including, most recently, the novel The Pagoda in the Garden and the essays Room for Doubt. She was a Fellow of the Cullman Center in 2005.

This event is co-sponsored by Makor Click below to read "Murderers," a story by Leonard Michaels. From LEONARD MICHAELS: The Collected Stories by Leonard Michaels, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC. Copyright (c) 2007 by Katherine Ogden Michaels. All rights reserved.