The Believer - QNA

Sat. May 21, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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The Believer magazine presents QNA: a round table discussion on the art of the interview, featuring:

Dick Cavett, legendary host of The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on public television from 1977 to 1982, and author, most recently, of Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets.

Claudia Dreifus, interviewer for the New York Times column "A Conversation with..." in the Tuesday science section, former Playboy interviewer, and author of two books of interviews, she's known for her unusual Qs and As with heads of state, Nobel Prize winners and quirky engineers, and was called by Dan Rather "one of the world's great interviewers." 

Kenneth Goldsmith, editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, and author of the underground classic Soliloquy, an unedited, 487-page transcript of every word, umand yeah that came from his mouth during one week of his life.

Lorin Stein, new editor of The Paris Review, the beloved source for some of the most in-depth interviews with writers published in the English language since the 1950s, collected in editions such as Writers At Work and The Paris Review Interviews series, he's also the translator of Gregoire Bouillier's The Mystery Guest.

There will be a short reading of a self-interview by the author and Saturday Night Live writer,Simon Rich, to be performed by actor Paulo Costanzo, followed by a presentation of playwright Darren O'Donnell's relational theater piece, Q+A, in which the audience becomes both the interviewer and interviewee.

The event will be hosted by Believer interviews editors Sheila Heti and Ross Simonini.
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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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