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Upcoming Lectures

Li Young Lee

Li-Young Lee

APR 26

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich

APR 30

Arundhati Roy


Scott Stern

Scott Stern

MAY 15

New & Noted

Arundhati Roy

Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Arundhati Roy’s debut novel The God of Small Things became a modern classic after winning the Man Booker Prize in 1997. She returns to fiction with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, taking us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent where war is peace and peace is war.
In conversation with journalist Bilal Qureshi.

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Lidia Bastianich

Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Lidia Bastianich is the author of thirteen best-selling cookbooks, successful restaurateur, and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen. Her newest book, My American Dream, is a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.

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