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SEX, LOVE, AND THE NOVEL with Adelle Waldman, Kate Bolick, Parul Sehgal, Emily Cooke, David Haglund

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00pm

Sex and love have always offered rich subject matter for the novelist. Yet, in literature as in life, the way we "do" sex and love has changed dramatically in the past several decades. In life, the traditional marriage plot has given way to hook-up culture on one side of the spectrum and serial monogamy on the other. Join Kate Bolick, Emily Cooke, Parul Sehgal, Adelle Waldman, and moderator David Haglund as they discuss whether the fluid nature of modern relationships present a special challenge for the novel.

  • Kate Bolick is a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine.Her first book, Among the Suitors: On Being A Woman, Alone, is forthcoming from Crown/Random House in 2014.
  • Emily Cooke is a senior editor at The New Inquiry and a book critic.
  • David Haglund is a writer and editor at Slate and has served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle.
  • Parul Sehgal is an editor at the New York Times Book Review.
  • Adelle Waldman is a freelance journalist and book reviewer. Her debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., is just out from Henry Holt.

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