A true lover of writers and writing with his own works of fiction published to high praise, but perhaps even more known for his editor at The New Yorker and in book publishing, Daniel Menaker makes this welcome Elliott Bay return to read from his delightful memoir, My Mistake: A Memoir (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In book publishing alone, he was the editor who first published George Saunders and Elizabeth Strout. "Daniel Menaker's distinctive journey through his own memories is impossible to resist — and not just for those of us with an appetite for literary anecdote. My Mistake is also the story of literary New York, with keen, vivid impressions from Menaker's Forties childhood, Cold War coming-of-age, and a long career at the epicenter of the publishing industry during the onslaught of the Digital Age." - Jennifer Egan. "How can something written so accurately be so witty? Don't you have to cheat a bit to wring the humor out of life? Daniel Menaker has constructed a compelling tale that irises down to a powerful and emotional climax and is delivered in exacting prose woven into affecting poetry." - Steve Martin.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue