Newswise — The New York Institute for the Humanities will host “Writing Lost and Found: How Books Disappear and Are Rediscovered,” a panel discussion featuring Joan Acocella, Robyn Creswell, Edwin Frank, and Jenny McPhee, on Thurs., Nov. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor [between 5th and 6th Streets]).

The event, co-sponsored by the New York Review of Books and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is free and open to the public. 

Many classics seem to never leave the public spotlight—works such as The Scarlet Letter, The Sun Also Rises, and Beloved consistently maintain their prominence. But other well-known books seem to disappear for years—and then resurface. 

“Writing Lost and Found” will feature a panel of writers and literary experts discussing a specific book and its disappearance from and return to the cultural spotlight: Joan Acocella (Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig), Robyn Creswell (Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih), Edwin Frank (A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes), and Jenny McPhee (Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg). The session will be moderated by Daniel Mendelsohn.

The event is one in a series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New York Review of Books Classics Series. 

An RSVP is required at: For more information, please call 212.998.2101 or email [email protected] 

Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street)


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