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Jonathan Lethem: Farewell to Brooklyn

September 22, 2010

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Jonathan Lethem joins Paul Holdengräber for a conversation as he bids farewell to his friends and fans at his last event before leaving for his appointed position as the Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College in California.


Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, including The Fortess of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two short story collections, Men and Cartoons and The Wall of the Sky, Wall of the Eye, and a collection of autobiographical essays, The Disappointment Artist. His stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, McSweeny's, Tin House, The New York Times and others. Jonathem Lethem is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and his most recent book is Chronic City.