April 6 7PM | LIVE from the NYPL: Sarah Bakewell in conversation with Rebecca Mead

Here’s an upcoming event from the NY Institute for Humanities at NYU:

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU is pleased to welcome Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live: A Life of Montaigne, as the Spring 2015 NYIH Writer in Residence. Bakewell will join the NYIH on April 1.

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7PM
LIVE from the NYPL: Sarah Bakewell
in conversation with Rebecca Mead

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Wachenheim Trustees Room
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Tickets for this event may be purchased here.

Sarah Bakewell is the author of three acclaimed biographies, including, most recently, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne (Other Press, 2011), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2011. She lives in the U.K., where she teaches Creative Writing at Kellogg College, Oxford. Bakewell is currently finishing a book about existentialism. (Further information is available at sarahbakewell.com.)

The NYIH is delighted to announce a public conversation with Bakewell at the New York Public Library on April 6.

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU comprises an interdisciplinary group of distinguished fellows dedicated to all facets of the humanities. Founded in 1976, the institute fosters discussion of the role of the humanities in individual work and academic pursuits as well as in broader civic life by a group of publically engaged writers, scholars, and artists. (For additional information, and to sign up for the newsletter announcing upcoming events, visit nyihumanities.org.)

The NYIH Writer in Residence program brings to the institute authors whose work addresses issues in the humanities particularly directed at a wider audience. NYIH Writers in Residence participate in fellows’ events at NYU as well as in programs open to the public. The NYIH is grateful to the support of the Humanities Initiative at NYU for its assistance in this program.

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