A reading by contributors to Regarding Ingres: Fourteen Stories, an anthology of newly commissioned texts from the NYU Creative Writing Program MFA students that pay homage to Jean-August-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville from 1845, one of the Frick’s most celebrated paintings. With opening remarks by Darin Strauss, faculty adviser for the project and author of the book’s introduction; readers Mathis Clement, Najee Fareed, Nina Ferraz, Omer Friedlander, Anushka Joshi, Christopher Linnix, Madeline McFarland, Eric Rubeo, Erin Townsend, and Alanna Weissman; and Michaelyn Mitchell, editor-in-chief of the Frick Collection.
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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.