Tonight is the seventh anniversary of "Upstairs at the Square," the literary and music series I helped to found with host and executive producer Katherine Lanpher, and we're delighted to be joined by Philipp Meyer and Tift Merritt this evening. In the neighborhood? Come join us at the B&N on Union Square, for a 7pm show that's free and open to all. By the by, that novelist I mentioned, who will likely win the Pulitzer? The very one.
"The Leopard was published posthumously. His wife didn't care about literature, she liked smoking and clothes. He was an aristocrat. They lived in Palermo. That's everything in the world right there."
––James Salter, in conversation last night at the Center for Fiction, with executive director Noreen Tomassi (in response to a question about which books he might have like to have written himself, or would regard as great novels of the world in history)