112th: Jay Neugeboren with Jerome Charyn

Event date: 
03/05/2024 - 7:00pm

Join us Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm for a reading and conversation with Jay Neugeboren for his newest book, About Camus. Jerome Charyn will join in conversation. 

In order to facilitate this in-person author event, we will be partially closing the second floor starting at 6:45pm. Please review our Safety guidelines and register for the event using the link below. 


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A troubled marriage—and love story—set against the background of the AIDS pandemic, and the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq lie at the heart of After Camus. Saul Davidoff and Tolle Riordan, who meet during a protest against the Vietnam War, marry, live through the Plague Years of the AIDS epidemic, raise a family … and burn out. Camus is a hero to both of them: Tolle, a young dancer and choreographer, has a liaison with him in Paris shortly before his death; Saul, inspired by Camus’s The Plague, becomes an infectious disease (and AIDS) doctor … and Camus becomes a ghostly presence central to our story.

Jay Neugeboren is the author of 22 books, including five prize-winning novels, four collections of award-winning stories, and two prize-winning books of non-fiction. His stories and essays have appeared widely—in The New York Review of BooksThe Atlantic MonthlyThe American ScholarThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalPloughsharesTablet, and Commonweal, among others, and have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes.  His archive is housed at the Harry Ransom Humanities Center in Austin, Texas.

Jerome Charyn is the author of more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Ravage & SonSergeant SalingerCesare: A Novel of War-Torn BerlinIn the Shadow of King Saul: Essays on Silence and SongJerzy: A Novel; and A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century. Among other honors, his work has been longlisted for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award and PEN Award for Biography, shortlisted for the Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award, and selected as a finalist for the Firecracker Award and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Charyn has also been named a Commander of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York.


Event address: 
Book Culture
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025
After Camus By Jay Neugeboren Cover Image
ISBN: 9781956440737
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Madville Publishing LLC - February 20th, 2024

Ravage & Son By Jerome Charyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954276192
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - August 22nd, 2023