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Liz Hynes

Liz Hynes speaks with Caleb Crain and Charles Petersen about the NYPL’s Central Library Plan. A public discussion of the subject took place last night, May 22, at the New School’s Theresa Lang Community Center. Panelists included NYPL President Anthony Marx, historian Joan Wallach Scott, and architectural historian Mark Alan Hewitt. More…

In this episode Liz Hynes talks with Chad Harbach about his new novel, The Art of Fielding, exploring themes of mimetic desire, Herman Melville, and male friendship on and off the baseball field. More…

1 November 2011

In this special edition of the n+1 podcast, Liz Hynes sits down with Nathan Schneider of Waging Non-Violence, n+1 editor Charles Peterson, and Sarah Leonard of Dissent and The New Inquiry to discuss Occupy Wall Street. The group explores everything from new tactics of resistance to mainstream media’s obsession with sanitation at Zuccotti Park. More…

Carla Blumenkranz discusses her piece “Captain Midnight.” This unusual portrait follows a young Gordon Lish in the early ’60s as he searches for new talent and struggles to start his career. Siddhartha Deb, author of the recently published nonfiction book, The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, offers insight into the illusion of wealth and class disparities in globalized India. More…

In this installment of our monthly podcast, Daniel Smith interviews Jo Ann Beard about her recent novel, In Zanesville. Beard, whose last book was the acclaimed essay collection The Boys of My Youth (1998), talks about the merger of fact and fiction, her attempt to write a young-adult novel, her passion for writing about animals and kids, and being a lifelong “sidekick.” More…

In this discussion with author Sam Lipsyte, podcast hosts Liz Hynes and Daniel Smith chronicle Lipsyte’s journey from his role as the “Lead Screamer” for the punk-rock band Dungbeetle to the publication of his third novel, The Ask. They grapple with the central themes in Lipsyte’s work, including gentrification, belonging, and authenticity. More…

We are proud to announce the launch of the n+1 podcast, a monthly conversation on arts, culture, and literature hosted by Liz Hynes and Daniel Smith, and produced in conjunction with the New School and WNSR: New School Radio. The inaugural episode features editor Mark Greif, associate editor Nikil Saval, and contributor Gemma Sieff. More…