Thu, Nov 09|
Bank Square Books
Sigrid Nunez Author Talk and Book Signing
Bank Square Books will host an author talk and book signing featuring Sigrid Nunez, The NYT–bestselling, National Book Award–winning author of 'The Friend' and 'What Are You Going Through,' for the release of her new book, 'The Vulnerables,' which comes out Tuesday, November 7th, 2023.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bank Square Books, 53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
About the event
Bank Square Books will host an author talk and book signing on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6 pm, featuring Sigrid Nunez, The New York Times–bestselling, National Book Award–winning author of The Friend and What Are You Going Through, for the release of her new book, The Vulnerables, which comes out on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Sigrid will be in conversation with Willard Spiegelman. This event will take place at Bank Square Books; tickets are not required for the event and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Books will be available for purchase.
“It is truly an honor to be hosting New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author Sigrid Nunez” says Lindsay Makowicki, events manager for Bank Square Books, “It is sure to be a memorable evening.”
About the Book
The New York Times–bestselling, National Book Award–winning author of The Friend and What Are You Going
Through brings her singular voice to a story about modern life and connection.
Elegy plus comedy is the only way to express how we live in the world today, says a character in Sigrid Nunez’s ninth novel. The Vulnerables offers a meditation on our contemporary era, as a solitary female narrator asks what it means to be alive at this complex moment in history and considers how our present reality affects the way a person looks back on her past.
Humor, to be sure, is a priceless refuge. Equally vital is connection with others, who here include an adrift member of Gen Z and a spirited parrot named Eureka. The Vulnerables reveals what happens when strangers are willing to open their hearts to each other and how far even small acts of caring can go to ease another’s distress. A search for understanding about some of the most critical matters of our time, Nunez’s new novel is also an inquiry into the nature and purpose of writing itself.
About the Author
Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, The Friend, and What Are You Going Through, among others. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the National Book Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her books have been translated into thirty languages. She lives in New York City.
About the moderator
Willard Spiegelman was for many years the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and the longtime editor of the Southwest Review. Since 1987 he has written about books and the arts for The Wall Street Journal. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Bogliasco Foundations, he is the author of eight books of literary criticism and personal essays, and the editor of Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt. Spiegelman currently lives in Stonington, Connecticut, and New York City.