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A Reading from Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10011

Readings and discussion by Elif Batuman, Keith Gessen, Mark Greif, and Kristin Dombek. 

Elif Batuman's The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them was published in 2010. From 2010–2013, Elif was Writer in Residence at Koc University in Istanbul, where she taught a nonfiction writing workshop. She is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

Kristin Dombek is an essayist and cultural journalist who writes about religion, performance, pop culture, and political rhetoric. Her essays can be found in n+1, The Daily, TDR: The Drama Review, and The Painted Bride Quarterly.  She received her PhD from New York University's English Department. Before coming to Princeton, she taught writing and literature at Barnard College, the New School's Eugene Lang College, and New York University.  She is a lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program.

Keith Gessen is the co-editor, co-founder, and contributor to the magazine n+1. He has written for The New YorkerThe London Review of BooksThe Atlantic, and the New York Review of Books. In 2005, Dalkey Archive Press published Gessen's translation of Svetlana Alexievich's Tchernobylskaia Molitva (Voices from Chernobyl), an oral history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. 

Mark Greif is the co-editor, co-founder, and contributor to the magazine n+1, as well as a frequent contributor to American Prospect and occasional contributor to the London Review of Books. He is an assistant professor of Literary Studies at Eugene College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

Sponsored by the School of Writing and n+1.

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Author Readings and Discussions


General Public


Writing and Literature


Schools of Public Engagement, Creative Writing Program


Writing, Storytelling and Communication


$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

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