LRB 30th Anniversary Spring Events in New York

As part of the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the London Review of Books we are presenting a series of events in New York. Tickets are on sale now for all of these events.

Tariq AliObama’s War

A lecture by Tariq Ali

Monday, 19 April at 7 p.m.
School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York

During his presidential campaign, President Obama pledged more troops, ground intrusions and drone attacks to end the war in Afghanistan. This is a promise he has kept, but it won’t work. Tariq Ali will be talking about why the war is unwinnable and can only lead to a bloody stalemate.

Tariq Ali has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, including Clash of Fundamentalisms, Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom. He has also written several celebrated novels, the most recent of which, Night of the Golden Butterfly, is the final part of a quintet that traces the history of Islam. He is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books and is on the editorial committee of New Left Review.

Book tickets for this event online or telephone 212 279 4200, noon to 8 p.m.

Jacqueline RoseJ’accuse: Dreyfus in Our Time

A lecture by Jacqueline Rose

Wednesday, 21 April at 7 p.m.
The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

What lessons can we learn today from the Dreyfus Affair? What part does it play – or should it play – in the history of the Jews? Jacqueline Rose will offer a new interpretation of Dreyfus, while also investigating what the affair tells us about the public role of the intellectual and writer in our times.

Jacqueline Rose’s work ranges across feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and politics. Her books include Sexuality in the Field of Vision, The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, The Question of Zion, On Not Being Able to Sleep: Psychoanalysis and the Modern World, and The Last Resistance. Conversations with Jacqueline Rose will be published in June, and The Jacqueline Rose Reader next year. A regular writer for the London Review of Books, she also wrote and presented the TV documentary Dangerous Liaison: Israel and America, is a co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices, and the joint editor of A Time To Speak Out – Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity. A fellow of the British Academy, she is professor of English at Queen Mary University of London.

Book tickets for this event online or telephone 212 279 4200, noon to 8 p.m.

The Author in the Age of the Internet

The Author in the Age of the Internet

A panel discussion with John Lanchester, Andrew O’Hagan, Colm Tóibín, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood

Saturday, 24 April at 7 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York

Developments in the internet and electronic publishing are revolutionising the way books are sold and read. Not since Gutenberg has there been such a profound change in the transfer of knowledge in our society. What effect is this having on authors? Is it changing the way they write? If the physical book dies out, how will this alter the nature of fictional and non-fictional texts? With the decline of print newspapers and the fragmentation of the reading constituency, how will classics be identified and reputations made?

John Lanchester, Andrew O’Hagan, Colm Tóibín, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood will discuss these and a host of related issues with special reference to their own practice as writers.

Book tickets for this event online or telephone 212 279 4200, noon to 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (Students $10)