Off the Page: Authors Meet Their Critics

Recorded Tuesday June 14, 2022
In the first episode of Bookforum’s latest series, Off the Page: Authors Meet Their Critics, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and critic Margo Jefferson is joined by writer and filmmaker Blair McClendon for a conversation about Jefferson’s memoir Constructing a Nervous System (Pantheon), which McClendon reviewed for Bookforum. McClendon and Jefferson discuss the myths and stereotypes of Black divas, borrowing prose, the critic’s ability to challenge established hierarchies, and respond to a live Q&A.
BLAIR McCLENDON is a writer, editor, and filmmaker. His writing has appeared in n+1, the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and elsewhere. His film work spans documentary and fiction and has played at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and other festivals around the world. He lives in New York City. 
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, MARGO JEFFERSON previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, VogueNew York magazine, The Nation, and Guernica. Her memoir Negroland received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Source link

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Close Popup
Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Technical Cookies
In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use WooCommerce as a shopping system. For cart and order processing 2 cookies will be stored. This cookies are strictly necessary and can not be turned off.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart

Decline all Services
Accept all Services
Open Privacy settings