A Conversation with Péter Esterházy and Wayne Koestenbaum - May 4, 2008


A Conversation with Péter Esterházy and Wayne Koestenbaum
WHEN: Sunday, May 4 at 12 Noon
WHERE: The New York Public Library, South Court Auditorium, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC

Born in Budapest, in 1950, Péter Esterházy is one of the best-known contemporary Hungarian writers, and his work stands with some of the greats of postwar literature. His novel, Revised Edition, was born from the shock he received when he discovered that his father was an informer for the Hungarian secret Humanities and police during the Communist era. He\'ll talk about family secrets with Wayne Koestenbaum, whose poetry Social Sciences Library titles include Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and the novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and six nonfiction books: Hotel Theory, Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen\'s Throat, and Double Talk. Introduced by Morgan Meis.

$15/$10 PEN Members, library donors, seniors, and students with valid identification or 212.868.4444
Cosponsored by LIVE from the NYPL ( and the Hungarian Cultural Center

PEN World Voices is a festival of international literature featuring 170 writers, 51 countries, and 82 events coming to venues across New York City, April 29-May 4th, 2008. Don\'t miss six days of exciting literary exchange with conversations, panel discussions, readings, film screenings, a translation slam and a cabaret night! For a complete schedule of events, go to:

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