Linda Davis and Gish Jen

discuss their contributions to

Granta 120: Medicine

moderated by JOHN FREEMAN

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
18
Tuesday
September 18, 2012
7:00 PM ET

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome biographer LINDA DAVIS, novelist GISH JEN, and Granta editor JOHN FREEMAN for a discussion of their contibutions to Granta 120.

This issue of Granta, the literary magazine that is at once venerable and cutting edge, is dedicated to the theme of Medicine. A writer chronicles the surrender of her body to MS; a woman running a substance-abuse clinic faces challenges from clients, donors and her own past; two brothers fix up a house, but can't quite fix the aging parents who will live in it. From the chalky horse-pills of faceless pharmaceutical conglomerates to the hot toddy that was Grandmother's remedy for bruised knees, broken hearts and everything besides, here are stories about the ways we face our ailments and the ways we seek to cure ourselves.

Gish Jen
Gish Jen

Gish Jen

Gish Jen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation as well as of a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and of a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short work has appeared in the New Yorker and other magazines, and has been included in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She delivered the William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies at Harvard University, where she is currently a visiting professor.

Photo Credit: Basso Cannarsa

John Freeman
John Freeman

John Freeman

John Freeman is the editor of Freeman's, a literary annual of new writing, and executive editor of Literary Hub. His books include How to Read a Novelist and Dictionary of the Undoing, as well as Tales of Two Americas, an anthology about income inequality in America, and Tales of Two Cities, an anthology of new writing about inequality in New York City. He is also the author of a collection of poems, Maps. His work is translated into more than twenty languages, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. The former editor of Granta, he teaches writing at New York University.

Linda H. Davis
Linda H. Davis

Linda H. Davis

Linda H. Davis is the author of three biographies: Charles Addams: A Cartoonist's Life, Badge of Courage: The Life of Stephen Crane, and Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White. She is the founding president of the SAGE Crossing Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to offering creative farm based programs, and ultimately lives, to adults with autism.

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