WATCH: Christopher Sorrentino on Loving and Losing a Difficult Parent
In Conversation with Sam Lipsyte at Greenlight Bookstore
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National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino launches his wrenching debut memoir, Now Beacon, Now Sea, a defining account of what it means to love and lose a difficult parent. Sorrentino is joined at this virtual launch event by author Sam Lipsyte.
Christopher Sorrentino is the author of six books, including Trance, a National Book Award finalist, and The Fugitives. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Playboy, and many other publications. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, The New School, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives with his family in New York City.
Sam Lipsyte was born in 1968. He is the author of the story collection Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement) and the novels The Subject Steve and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.