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Thalia Book Club: Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham with Stacey D'Erasmo
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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 05/31/2005 at Symphony Space.

Interviewed by Stacey D’Erasmo

Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the hours, discusses his genre-bending new novel Specimen Days.


+ About the Artists

Michael Cunningham is the author of the bestselling novel  The Hours, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award and was adapted into an Academy Award winning film: A Home at the End of the World, also adapted for the screen; and Flesh and Blood. Most recently, he edited Laws for Creation, a collection of poetry and prose by Walt Whitman, published by Picador. He lives In New York.   

Stacey D'Erasmo's first novel, Tea, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She was a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, and Ploughshare. She lives in New York City. 

Isaiah Sheffer is a founder and the artistic director of Symphony Space, as well as host and director as well as host and director of Selected Shorts live at Symphony Space, on tour, and on public radio nationwide. This year, among other projects, he has been busy staging and writing songs and satire for Symphony Space's cabaret, The Thalia Follies.

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