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Sheila Heti & Sigrid Nunez Reading & Conversation (Dallas Museum of Art)

Reading and Conversation with Sheila Heti and Sigrid Nunez 

Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Presented by PEN AmericaArts & Letters Live, and Deep Vellum 


Public $20

DMA Member/PEN Member/Friends of Deep Vellum/Educator $15

Student $10

In Sheila Heti’s latest book, Motherhood, the New York Times bestselling author asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won her international acclaim. Award-winning author Sigrid Nunez’s new novel The Friend is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and tells the story of a woman who unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, and finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. It is a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. The authors will read brief excerpts from their latest work and then engage in conversation, moderated by Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President and CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation.

Sheila Heti is the author of eight books, including Motherhood, published in May 2018, and How Should a Person Be?, which was a New York Times Notable Book and was hailed by Time magazine as “one of the most talked-about books of the year.” She is co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes, and her books have been translated into a dozen languages. Her writing has been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and numerous other periodicals. Her play, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, had a sold-out run at The Kitchen in New York and Videofag in Toronto. She appeared as Lenore Doolan in Leanne Shapton’s book Important Artifacts, and is currently writing its film adaptation.

Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She has contributed to numerous journals, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Paris Review. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including four Pushcart Prize volumes. Among Nunez’s honors and awards are a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Boston University, and the New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Amherst, Smith, and Vassar, as well as other colleges.

Authors will read brief excerpts from their latest work and then engage in conversation, moderated by Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President and CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation.

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Deep Vellum Book Club: Moonbath (Dallas, TX)

Read the world with us!

Each month we’re exploring a different Deep Vellum title, moderated by the Deep Vellum team! This month, we’ll be talking about MOONBATH by Haitian author Yanick Lahens, translated from the French by Emily Gogolak.

Moonbath is the Prix Femina-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, magic and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.

Book club members get 20% off when you buy that month’s title at Deep Vellum Books! Just mention “DV Book Club” when you check out!

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Paul Auster & Will Evans in Conversation (Arts & Letters Live, Dallas, TX)

PAUL AUSTER in conversation w/ Will Evans

Sunday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Horchow Auditorium

In conversation with Will Evans, founder of Deep Vellum Publishing and Deep Vellum Books

Bestselling, legendary author Paul Auster’s newest novel, 4 3 2 1, is a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and life. On March 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born. Chapter by chapter, four of Ferguson’s possible life paths are explored. Each of the four possible Fergusons has different relationships, family fortunes, athletic skills, and intellectual passions. All four fall under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman. The reader is moved by each Ferguson’s pleasures and pains as Auster’s unforgettable tour de force tenderly combines “what ifs” with the reality of growing up in New York in the 1950s and 60s. This acclaimed novel is a New York Times bestseller and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Auster, a graduate of Columbia University, is best known for his novels, screenplays, and French translations. His award-winning works include The New York TrilogyMan in the Dark, and Winter Journal. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Ingenious . . . . Structurally inventive and surprisingly moving . . . .4 3 2 1 reads like [a] big social drama . . . while offering the philosophical exploration of one man’s fate.”—Esquire

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Friends of Deep Vellum $20
Public $40
DMA Member/Educator $30
Student $20
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Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

Deep Vellum is proud to announce two of our authors will be featured at the Brooklyn Book Festival in beautiful downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, September 18th, 2016! Our authors will be announced with the full lineup soon, check back for more details!

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Jung Young Moon U.S. Tour: Reading @ Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture (Dallas)

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Jung Young Moon, South Korea’s award-winning, cult favorite, and most enigmatic contemporary author, a bestseller in France, Germany, and South Korea alike, comes to Dallas to present his novel Vaseline Buddha (Deep Vellum, 2016), which scrubs the depths of the human psyche to achieve a higher level of consciousness equal to Zen meditation. This tragicomic odyssey told through free association opens when our sleepless narrator thwarts a would-be thief outside his moonlit window, then delves into his subconscious imagination to explore a variety of geographical and mental locations—real, unreal, surreal—to explore the very nature of reality: from a treacherous flight in the mountains of Nepal to a park bench in Budapest to a bizarre conversation in Amsterdam to an encounter with an inflatable rubber dolphin floating in a small river in provincial France.

Vaseline Buddha is truly meaningful, rewarding literature. What makes this novel so fascinating is its permanent liminality and ambiguity: it is exactly the completely obvious which remains ultimately cryptic; it is exactly the linguistic hyper-precision which leads to confusion; it is exactly the “boring” stuff which becomes thrilling at another level; and it is exactly the humorous, ironic attitude of the author-narrator that proves his deep seriousness.

If the purpose of travel, in a way, is to shatter illusions about an unknown world, my travels are true to their purpose in that respect. A logic could be developed, a logic that’s perhaps forced, that it’s best not to travel at all in order to maintain an illusion, and in fact, when I considered traveling, I was always conflicted between maintaining an illusion by not traveling, and seeing an illusion get shattered by traveling.

Jung Young Moon‘s tour of the United States is made possible through the generous support of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

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Lina Meruane in conversation w/ Will Evans at the Dallas Book Festival (Dallas, TX)

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Join us at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 4:10pm for the Deep Vellum Showcase w/ Lina Meruane in conversation with Deep Vellum founder Will Evans at the 3rd Annual Dallas Book Festival (formally the International Book Fair).

Founded in 2006 the Dallas International Book Fair presented annual literary events showcasing works by internationally acclaimed authors as well as national, regional and local authors representing diverse regions of the world. This family event included artistic and cultural performances, film and book presentations, educational workshops and children’s activities.

The event was renamed in February 2014 as the Dallas Book Festival with a purpose to continue the goal of promoting a love for books, reading and literacy through multilingual and multicultural activities with a focus on spotlighting the city of Dallas and its wide range of ethnic and cultural diversity.

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