The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
A fiction reading by Uzodinma Iweala and a conversation with Darin Strauss, followed by a reception/signing.
Open to the public. All attendees are required to RSVP in advance; please click here.
Masks are optional. All attendees must be in compliance with NYU’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements (fully vaccinated and boosted, once eligible and by NYU’s deadline). Visitors (i.e. anyone who is not a current NYU student or employee) should be prepared to present proof of compliance and a government-issued ID if asked to do so.
The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House is wheelchair accessible with at least two weeks advance notice; for this or any other accommodations, please call the Creative Writing Program at 212.998.8816 or email email@example.com.
Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor.His books include Beasts of No Nation, Our Kind of People, and Speak No Evil. His short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications like The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and The Paris Review among others. Uzodinma is the CEO of The Africa Center and the founding CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, an organization that promotes private sector investment in health services and health innovation in Nigeria. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Fellow of The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo by Caroline Cuse
Darin Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than it Hurts You, the memoir Half a Life, and most recently the acclaimed novel, The Queen of Tuesday : A Lucille Ball Story (Random House, 2020). Strauss is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim, an American Library Association Award, and numerous other prizes. His books have been named New York Times Notable Books, Entertainment Weekly Must Books of the Year, and Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. He teaches at New York University.
Photo by Robert Bernbaum