Jeffrey Eugenides: What Makes a Good Film Adaptation?
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THE WRITER'S WRITER
With Jeffrey Eugenides, Nicole Krauss, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the novels The Virgin Suicides and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, parts of which originally ran in The New Yorker. His third novel, The Marriage Plot, comes out in October; an excerpt appeared in the June 13th & 20th Summer Fiction Issue. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers’ Award.
Nicole Krauss published her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, in 2002. Her second, The History of Love, won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Her most recent novel, Great House, a National Book Award finalist, came out last year; an excerpt was included in the magazine’s "20 Under 40" series and anthology.
Jhumpa Lahiri was born in England to Bengali parents. Her books include the collections Unaccustomed Earth and Interpreter of Maladies, which won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the novel The Namesake. Parts of all three were first published in The New Yorker. Last year, she was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor of The New Yorker.