Publishing Memoirs Panel

Authors discussed the concept of the memoir with moderator David Rakoff. The panelists talked about the increasing popularity of the memoir and how… read more

Authors discussed the concept of the memoir with moderator David Rakoff. The panelists talked about the increasing popularity of the memoir and how younger and younger writers are writing more and more memoirs. They also discussed the theory that memoirs are increasing in popularity and quantity because of book clubs and how-to workshops at popular book fairs. Following their discussion, they responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

Pete Hamill is the author of several books including Downtown: My Manhattan and A Drinking Life: A Memoir, both published by Little, Brown and Company. He has worked as an essayist, journalist, and has been editor-in-chief of both the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Kathryn Harrison is the author of The Mother Knot: A Memoir and Envy: A Novel, both published by Random House. She is an essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and Salon and she is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review. Joseph Lelyveld is the author of Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He worked at the New York Times for forty years, serving as the newspaper’s executive editor from 1994 to 2001. He assumed the role again briefly in 2003. David Rakoff is the author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems, published by Doubleday. close

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Program ID:
190002-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 20, 2005 | 6:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2006 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 20, 2005 | 6:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2005 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2006 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
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