Cathedrals of the Imagination: On Writers and Libraries
Tuesday, September 20
Borges famously said that he imagined paradise to be a kind of library. Many writers would agree. Yale Press Director and NHFPL Board Member John Donatich talks to novelists C. E. Morgan, Jerry Pinto, and Tessa Hadley about the role that libraries have played in the development of their imaginative work.
John Donatich is the Director of Yale University Press, a leading scholarly, art and trade publisher based in New Haven and London. He serves as founder and editor of the Margellos World Republic of Letters, a literature in translation series that publishes such authors as Adonis, Claudio Magris, Norman Manea and Witold Gombrowicz. He previously served as VP, Publisher of Basic Books where he published such authors as Niall Ferguson, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter and Samantha Power. He earned a BA and MA from New York University. His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Village Voice and many other periodicals. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded a Yaddo Fellowship. He has published a memoir, Ambivalence: A Love Story and a novel, The Variations.
Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and Yale University Press.