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Conversations on Practice: Roxana Robinson
Conversations on Practice is an ongoing series at McNally Jackson hosted by Glenn Kurtz and devoted to the daily work of art-making. He discusses with artists, musicians, and authors how they hone their craft and understand their own work. Join us on September 12th when Kurtz will talk to Roxana Robinson, author, most recently, of Sparta: "an unflinching portrayal of the costs of war" (Ben Fountain), in which Robinson gives "voice, substance, and profound reality to her protagonist...and in so doing to thousands of veterans like him" (Claire Messud).
Roxana Robinson is the author of the five novels Sparta (2013), Cost (2008), Sweetwater (2003), This Is My Daughter (1998), and Summer Light (1988); the three short-story collections A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories (2005), Asking for Love (1996), and A Glimpse of Scarlet and Other Stories (1991); and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life (1989). Four of these were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Glenn Kurtz is the author of Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music (Vintage 2008), which theNew York Times called "a thoughtful and fluid meditation," and Newsday hailed as "the book of a lifetime." His work has been featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition" with Scott Simon, and has been published in The New York Times, Southwest Review, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Glenn graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music-Tufts University Double Degree Program and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. He has taught at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and now teaches at New York University.
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