Ben Moser on Susan Sontag, with Brenda Wineapple

SEP 19, 2019 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Ben Moser



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


C200: Proshansky Auditorium


September 19, 2019: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM






Leon Levy Center for Biography



Benjamin Moser was born in Houston. He is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2009. For his work bringing Clarice Lispector to international prominence, he received Brazil's first State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. He is a former books columnist for Harper's Magazine and The New York Times Book Review and has written for The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books.

Formerly executive director of the Leon Levy Center and now a member of the faculty of the new MA in Biography & Memoir at the Graduate Center, Brenda Wineapple is the author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, a New York Times “Notable Book;” White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award; GenĂȘt: A Biography of Janet FlannerSister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award. Her most recent book is The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.