Stony Brook Southampton’s series of free author talks and readings, Writers Speak Wednesdays, returns this season with renowned Paris Review editor Lorin Stein and former fiction editor of The New Yorker, author and professor Dan Menaker next Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
This event follows the cancellation of the winter’s first scheduled Writers Speak Wednesdays event, which was to feature artist April Gornik talking with Parrish Art Museum curator of Special Projects Andrea Grover on January 27.
In the five years that Lorin Stein has worked as the editor of the Paris Review, the publication has received Webby Awards honors, Pushcart Prizes, O. Henry Awards and two National Magazine Awards. He’s also written an advice column, supervised the journal’s daily blog and overseen the development of an online archive of interviews from the “Writers at Work” series. Stein is currently an editor-at-large for Farrar, Straus and Giroux publishing. Some of the manuscripts he’s edited have won esteemed literary prizes such as the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Believer Book Award.
For 20 years Daniel Menaker was an editor at The New Yorker, and has since become the editor-in-chief at Random House. He now serves as a consultant for Barnes & Noble, and has worked with writers such as Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann, Elizabeth Strout and Nassim Taleb. Menaker has published five books, two of them being New York Times Notable Books, and has won the O. Henry Award for short fiction twice. His most recent book is My Mistake (2013), a memoir.
Each Writers Speak Wednesdays session starts with a short reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the readings which begin at 7 p.m., and a Q&A with a book signing after—all in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of the Chancellors Hall on the Southampton campus.
For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/mfa.