An evening with Simon Van Booy

Pursued by Nazi soldiers, or old age, or shame, or handicap, or disease, or regret, the varied characters of Simon Van Booy’s passionate new novel discover they are not alone even at their darkest moments. Through a seemingly random series of acts of selflessness, a veil is lifted to reveal the interdependence of these characters' lives and the illusion of their separateness. Simon Van Booy grew up in rural Wales. He is the author of The Secret Lives of People in Love, Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and Everything Beautiful Began After, which won the ABA’s Honor Award in Adult Fiction. He is the editor of three philosophy books, titled Why We Fight, Why We Need Love, and Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Guardian, and on NPR.

Event date: 

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper - June 11th, 2013

Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2011

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