Darryl Pinckney and Zadie Smith talk about his new work of fiction, Black Deutschland, set in the 1980s, about a young gay black American who flees from his hometown of Chicago to the city of his fantasies: Berlin.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of the novel High Cotton(winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and two works of nonfiction, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He was a Cullman Center Fellow in 2011-2012.
Zadie Smith is professor of Creative Writing at NYU and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Her first novel, White Teeth, won The Whitbread First Novel Award, The Guardian First Book Award, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and The Commonwealth Writers’ First Book Award. Her other three novels, also prize-winners, are The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and NW. Smith is the editor of the short story anthology The Book Of Other People, and published a collection of her essays, Changing My Mind, in November 2009.
Celeste Bartos Forum
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 – 8 p.m.