S271. Writing the Personal with Helen Macdonald, Rabih Alameddine, and Francisco Goldman, Sponsored by Grove Atlantic Press

Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Join award-winning and bestselling Grove Atlantic authors Helen Macdonald, Rabih Alameddine, and Francisco Goldman as they discuss the ways in which real life enters their literary work and to what critical and personal effects. As fiction and memoir writers from three different countries and cultural backgrounds, they discuss, among other things, how reactions to the personal in their work differ across genres, if at all.



John Freeman is author of How to Read a Novelist and editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual. His other books include The Tyranny of E-mail and Tales of Two Cities. Former editor of Granta, he lives in New York now and teaches at the New School. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Francisco Goldman is a novelist and journalist. He spends most of his year in Mexico City, and one semester a year teaching at Trinity College in Hartford. Currently, he is working on a novel and reporting regularly on Mexico for the New Yorker Online.

Helen Macdonald is a writer, naturalist, poet, and historian of science. Her New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling memoir of grief and falconry, H is for Hawk, won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and was 2014 Costa Book of the Year.


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