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Narrative Authority


Nuyorican Poets Café December 10, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Cristian Crusat
Stefan Hertmans
Cressida Leyshon

Today Cressida Leyshon, deputy fiction editor at The New Yorker, talks to novelist Stefan Hertmans and short-story writer, Cristian Crusat about who has the right to tell a story and how, whether writing in a long or short form, they instill the trust needed to make a reader believe the fictional tale they are being told is as real as life itself. Stefan Hertmans’s award-winning novel, War and Turpentine, which the New York Times heralded as “an uncanny work of historical reconstruction,” was based upon the real-life writings found in his grandfather’s diary, then re-imagined to make a stunning work of fiction. Cristian Crusat’s, A Brief Theory of Travel and the Desert, which won the European Union Prize for Literature, contemplates the full range of human experience through characters waiting for the possibility of a revelation which never appears.

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