December 1st marks the publication of the 100th issue of The Threepenny Review, a literary quarterly based in Berkeley, Calif., and edited by its founder, Wendy Lesser. In celebration of this achievement, the New York Institute of the Humanities at New York University will host a roundtable, featuring many of the publication’s prominent writers, on Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall in Silver Center (100 Washington Square East). Among the writers participating will be Robert Pinsky, Cynthia Ozick, Louise Glück, and Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute of the Humanities. Lesser will serve as the moderator.

  • WHO: Robert Pinsky, Cynthia Ozick, Louise Glück, Lawrence Weschler,
  • Wendy Lesser (moderator), among others
  • WHAT: Roundtable celebrating 100 issues of The Threepenny Review
  • WHEN: Tuesday, December 7th, 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall in Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East (between Waverly Place and Washington Place)

The Threepenny Review has discovered important new writers. The early work of Vikram Seth, Lars Eighner, Dagobert Gilb, Sigrid Nuñez, Natalie Kusz, and Lisa Michaels first came out in Threepenny. In addition, the magazine has trained a series of assistant editors, who have gone on to work at The New Yorker, Harper’s, National Public Radio, the Library of America, and numerous university writing programs. With only a handful of staffers, it has had a notable effect on the American literary scene, with selections appearing every year in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize Collection, Best American Essays, and other major anthologies.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or The event is free and open to the public; call the New York Institute for the Humanities at 212.998.2100 for more information.

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