Tuesday, March 4, 7pm
LeFrak Concert Hall
Claire Messud is the author of the novels When the World Was Steady, The Last Life, The Emperor’s Children, and, most recently, The Woman Upstairs. The Wall Street Journal has said: “The Woman Upstairs is unquestionably a breakthrough for the writer. . . .A rare work of fiction seemingly destined to become a cultural benchmark.” Booklist has said: “With exhilarating velocity, fury, and wit. . .Messud’s scorching social anatomy, red-hot psychology, galvanizing story, and incandescent language make for an all-circuits-firing novel about enthrallment, ambition, envy, and betrayal. A tour de force portraying a no longer invisible or silent ‘woman upstairs.’”The Miami Herald has said: “Every new Claire Messud novel is a reason to rejoice… The Woman Upstairs…solidifies Messud’s place among our greatest contemporary writers.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Messud will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
About Queens College Evening Readings
Queens College Evening Readings began over 35 years ago with the goal of creating a community of people who love books, writing, and writers. An exciting array of authors will appear in our 2013-2014 season including Phillip Roth, Colum McCann, Margaret Atwood, Claire Messud, E.L. Doctorow, Norman Rush, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. With interviews conducted by Leonard Lopate, of WNYC, Queens College Evening Readings features lively discussions with critically acclaimed award-winning authors.
About the 2013-2014 Season
Colum McCann-September 24th, 2013
Norman Rush-October 8th, 2013
The Work of Philip Roth-November 5th, 2013
Margaret Atwood-November 12th, 2013
E.L. Doctorow-February 25th, 2014
Claire Messud-March 4th, 2014
Derek Walcott-April 8th, 2014
All Evening Readings events take place on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the intimate and acoustically perfect LeFrak Concert Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. Tickets are available in advance by subscription only. Buy the season and save! Our season ticket package offers you a discounted rate of $69 for one person or $109 for two. Season Ticket holders who arrive by 6:30 PM will be seated before the general public. Tickets to individual readings can be purchased for $20.00 at the door at 6:45 PM on the evening of each event. All ticket purchases are non-refundable.
Unfortunately, Season Tickets to Queens College Evening Readings are SOLD OUT, but tickets to individual events can still be purchased for $20 at the door to LeFrak Concert Hall at 6:45pm on the evening of that event.
Visit www.qcreadings.org for more information.
*Photo credit: Lisa Cohen.