Sex, power, violence, passion, self-discovery, aging with – or without – grace. Are those the forces that drive men? Or, for that matter, women?
In her stunning new collection of short stories, To Be a Man, award-winning author Nicole Krauss explores the often-tumultuous journeys of men as fathers, lovers, husbands, friends, children and seducers. As she travels the world through her male characters, she paints a vivid portrait of the tenacity of social expectations of maleness and what it means to be a woman among men.
Best known for her four novels, including Forest Dark and Great House, Nicole Krauss has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire and Harper’s. She is currently writer-in-residence at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.
About the series:
Family. Despair. Wrenching choices. The search for hope.
Four female authors chart these often-treacherous waters in new novels, short stories and poetry. Join us for revealing conversations about their explorations of these dilemmas and the challenges of being a writer today.
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts.
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.
- Tuesday, February 16: Zibby Owens
- Tuesday, February 23: Jeanine Cummins
- Wednesday, March 3: Nicole Krauss
- Tuesday, March 9: Joyce Carol Oates
All events in the series start at 11:00 AM EST
NOTE: Books can only be shipped to US addresses.