Gallatin professors Lara Vapnyar and D.B. Gilles read from their current writing projects. Both will read from new novels, Vapnyar's Virtual Grave, and Gilles's The Dog Who Ate Paris.
Lara Vapnyar moved from Moscow to Brooklyn in 1994. Knowing very little English, she quickly picked up the language and soon began writing in it. She is the author of two novels, Memoirs of a Muse and the recently published The Scent of Pine, and two story collections, There Are Jews in My House and Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, and her stories frequently appear in The New Yorker. She teaches graduate and undergraduate writing at Gallatin, including Writing the Novel and Fiction Writing.
D.B. Gillesteaches comedy and screenwriting at Gallatin and Tisch. His fiction includes the comic novel I Hate My Book Club and the mystery Colder Than Death. He is author of the recently published parody Never Trust Ann Coulter and Writers Rehab: A 12-Step Program For Writers Who Can’t Get Their Acts Together. He also wrote The Screenwriter Within, You’re Funny! Turn Your Sense of Humor Into a Lucrative New Career, and The Portable Film School. Plays include Inadmissible, Sparkling Object, and Men’s Singles, among others.