Beach Reads

Daniel Menaker Interviews Brian Morton at Stony Brook Southampton Wednesday

Former New Yorker fiction editor Daniel Menaker will interview novelist Brian Morton onstage at Chancellors Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus Wednesday, November 12, for the latest edition of Writers Speak.

Writers Speak Wednesdays in a free series, open to the public, hosted by the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook Southampton in Shinnecock Hills.

Morton’s latest novel, Florence Gordon, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September and received glowing reviews. National Public Radio reported, “Florence Gordon is one of those extraordinary novels that clarifies its readers’ sense of things, rather than cozying up to our conventional pieties.”

Morton’s other books include The Dylanist, Starting Out in the Evening, A Window Across the River, and Breakable You. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim award, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award.

Menaker has been the fiction editor at The New Yorker and executive editor of Random House. He is the author, most recently, of the memoir My Mistake.

All readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway. For more information, call 631-632-5030 or visit stonybrook.edu/mfa.

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