Remembering Roth

APR 03, 2019 | 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


April 03, 2019: 6:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs


Reservations are full. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

James Atlas and the late Philip Roth were friends for over 30 years. They read each other’s work, spent time together at Roth’s house in Connecticut, and wandered the streets of the Upper West Side. Like most friendships, theirs wasn't always tranquil, but it was never dull. To celebrate the publication of Atlas’ book Remembering Roth as an Audible Original, the author will be joined by four of Roth’s keenest appreciators: David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lenin’s Tomb; Blake Bailey, Roth’s official biographer; Claudia Roth Pierpont, author of Roth Unbound; and New Yorker staff writer and acclaimed author Judith Thurman.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.