This event takes place in the Walt Whitman Center, 101 Cooper Street.
Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and the recipient of the 2015 PEN Nora Magid Award for Editing. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, Guernica, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sports Illustrated, SPY, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, among other magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. He is the author of the memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties (Grove, 2016) and is currently a lecturer at Columbia University.
Alexa Stark joined Trident in 2012 to work with Ellen Levine and her illustrious authors. She was soon promoted to First Serial Associate and sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper’s, Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, N+1, and The New York Times, among others. Alexa is now actively growing her own client list and represents a range of literary and upmarket fiction as well as nonfiction. In fiction, she is particularly drawn to literary debuts with a unique voice and perspective, character-driven suspense and thrillers, stories about dysfunctional friendships and families, fiction that delves into the surreal, and select YA. Above all, she’s looking for assured prose, captivating storytelling, and characters that come alive. In nonfiction, she is drawn to narrative nonfiction, cultural criticism, voice-driven essay collections, popular science, psychology, and women’s issues. Raised in New York City, Alexa earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Before coming to Trident, she worked at PEN American Center and at Curtis Brown. She lives in Brooklyn.
James Marcus is the author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernautand seven translations from the Italian, including Giacomo Casanova’s The Duel. His next book, Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Emerson in Fifteen Installments, will be published in 2017.His work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, The Antioch Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, and Best American Essays 2009. He lives in New York, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Magazine.
Date & Time
April 11, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Free; RSVP suggested