Jonathan Levi: History, Truth, and Septimania


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


“History, the mother of Truth…” as Borges quotes both Cervantes and Pierre Menard. But what about paternity? Jonathan Levi talks about his new novel Septimania, set in Rome between 800 AD and the present, asking whether fantasy and imagination make novelists good fathers.

US writer Jonathan Levi is the author of the 1992 novel A Guide for the Perplexed and the upcoming Septimania (April 2016, The Overlook Press), as well as many plays and opera libretti that have been performed in Italy, the Netherlands, Georgia, the UK and the United States. A founding editor of Granta magazine, Levi has also written political and cultural journalism for The New York Times, The Nation, Conde Nast Traveler, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. He currently lives in Rome and is artistic advisor to the Zaubersee Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, and co-director of the Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism in Cartagena, Colombia.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Slonim Living Room, Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

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