LILY NARCISSUS

Jonathan Lerner

Friday, September 30 at 6pm


Book event with Author, Jonathan Lerner
Moderated by Dave King
Free, reservations recommended

Lily Narcissus (Unsolicited Press, 2022) is at once intimate family portrait and panoramic world history that tracks ​the disastrous consequences of America’s involvement ​in Asia in the second half of the 20th century. With precision and restraint, Lerner illuminates some essential mystery at the heart of other people and our understanding of them. It’s beautiful, wise, lucid, and disarming. ​I was seduced, then devastated.” – Andrew Palmer, ​author of The Bachelor

Based in Hudson, New York, Jonathan Lerner is the author of the novels ​Alex Underground, Caught in a Still Place, and the memoir Swords in the Hands of Children. He is a longtime contributing editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine where his work addresses the connections between built and natural environments.

Dave King’s novel The Ha-Ha was a national bestseller and was awarded a 2007 Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. King’s poems, stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Conjuctions, The Village Voice and the Italian lit mag Nuovi Argomenti, among other venues, and his story “The Stamp Collector,” which appeared first in Fence, won a 2018 O. Henry Prize. King sits on the jury of the Lexi Rudnitzky Poetry Prize and teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He is married to the painter Franklin Tartaglione and lives in Columbia County .

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.