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Ten Evenings

Sigrid Nunez


Ten Evenings is presented by Bank of America

“What we miss – what we lose and what we mourn – isn’t it this that makes us who, deep down, we truly are.”


Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend, a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the transcendent bond between a woman and her dog. The novel became an instant New York Times bestseller and made Nunez an overnight literary sensation more than two decades after she published her debut novel.

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

Sigrid Nunez is the author of 7 novels including The Last of Her KindA Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, as well as Sempre Susan, a vibrant portrait of Susan Sontag and “a loving memoir, full of arresting details and an occasional spirited defense of her mentor” by The Los Angeles Times. In addition to the National Book Award for her New York Times-bestselling novel The Friend, she is the recipient of many awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship.

“A beautiful book … a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love.”


Book Signing

Join us in the Music Hall Foyer after the lecture to get your book signed or personalized. Books will be available for sale at the event from White Whale Bookstore.

Sponsored by Bank of America

The Friend book cover


Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


Upcoming Lectures

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Pico Iyer

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