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LLL Presents | Take What You Need: A Novel

Idra Novey, Lewis Center for the Arts; Yiyun Li, Lewis Center for the Arts

March 29, 2023 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

Labyrinth Books; Princeton Public Library; Humanities Council; Lewis Center for the Arts

In her new novel, Idra Novey zeroes in on the joys and difficulty of family, the ease with which we let distance mute conflict, and the power we can draw from creative pursuits. Please join us for a conversation between the author and fellow novelist Yiiyun Li.

Idra Novey is also the author of the acclaimed novels Those Who Knew Her and Ways to Disappear. Her poetry collections include Exit, CvilianThe Next Country; and Clarice: The Visitor. Her works as a translator include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. and a co-translation with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, Lean Against This Late Hour. She teaches fiction at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Yiyun Li’s most recent book is The Book of Goose. Her previous novels are Must I Go; Where Reasons EndKinder Than SolitudeA Thousand Years of Good PrayersThe Vagrants; and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl; and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Like Novey, she teaches creative writing at Princeton.

This event is co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library and cosponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Lewis Center for the Arts.

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