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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2011
Part 2: Helen DeWitt answers questions
Presented in partnership with acclaimed literary magazine n+1, this evening featured a dramatic reading of scenes from Helen DeWitt's new novel, Lightning Rods (New Directions). The novel is a satire of American sexual mores, corporate culture, and an elegant and outrageous version of the old Horatio Alger myth from one of our most ferociously intelligent and uncompromising novelists.
The reading was hosted by 2011 Shattuck Award winner Marco Roth with readers Elif Batuman (author of The Possessed) Gemma Sieff (Harper's) and Dushan Petrovich (Paper Monument) with special guest, Helen DeWitt.