Nicole Krauss at Luminato 2012


Nicole Krauss, author of Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks into a Room, as well as  many short stories, read an unpublished story at Luminato this week, entitled “A garden is an arrangement of light.” It was a special event, introduced by the visibly excited artistic director of Luminato, Jorn Weisbrodt, and attended by his fiancé Rufus Wainwright, both friends of...

Annie Proulx at Luminato 2012


Annie Proulx spoke to New Yorker fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, at the Bell Lightbox on Sunday, June 12, as part of the Luminato Festival. Talk turned to environmentalism, her characters, including the famous gay ranchers of Brokeback Mountain, and her beloved typewriter. The first hint from Annie Proulx of her Luddite leanings came early on, when discussing how she learned to write. The...

Bookishness: Week of June 11, 2012


    The 2012 Luminato Festival hosts its author series this week, and last night’s talk with Annie Proulx augers well for the rest. Our picks: author Nicole Krauss on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Bell Lightbox Lapham’s Quarterly eponymous founding editor Lewis Lapham on Thursday the 14th at 7 p.m; Linden MacIntyre, Ayad Akhtar and Kyo Maclear all together on Saturday, June...