And She Was Loved
The New Yorker Festival
About And She Was Loved
Moderated by Hilton Als and featuring:
Edwidge Danticat is the best-selling author of seventeen books, including the novel “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” the novel in stories “The Dew Breaker” (winner of the Story Prize), the story collection “Krik? Krak!,” and the memoir “Brother, I’m Dying” (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography).
Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays include “Marys Seacole” (winner of an Obie Award), “Fairview” (recipient of a 2019 Pulitzer Prize), “Really,” “Social Creatures,” and “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia . . . .”
Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia. She has written many books on culture, music, and history, including, most recently, “Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.”
Tracy K. Smith served as the United States Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019. She has published four collections of verse: “The Body’s Question,” “Duende,” “Life on Mars” (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and, most recently, “Wade in the Water.”
Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic for the magazine in 2002. His collection of essays, “White Girls,” received a Lambda Literary Award. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Windham Campbell Literature Prize for nonfiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.