Gal Beckerman in Conversation with Anthony Doerr

  • February 15, 2022

The author of The Quiet Before speaks virtually on Fri., Feb. 18th, at 8 p.m. (EST)!

Gal Beckerman in Conversation with Anthony Doerr

We tend to think of revolutions as loud: frustrations and demands shouted in the streets. But the ideas fueling them have traditionally been conceived in much quieter spaces, in the small, secluded corners where a vanguard can whisper among themselves, imagine alternate realities, and deliberate about how to achieve their goals. The Quiet Before is a search for those spaces, over centuries and across continents, and a warning that — in a world dominated by social media — they might soon go extinct.

Gal Beckerman is a writer and editor at the New York Times Book Review and the author of When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone, which won the National Jewish Book Award and Sami Rohr Prize and was named a best book of the year by the New Yorker and the Washington Post. He has a Ph.D. in media studies from Columbia University and writes for many publications, including the New Republic and the Wall Street Journal.

Beckerman will be in conversation with Anthony Doerr, the author of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, and the Alex Award. He is also the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, and, most recently, Cloud Cuckoo Land. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize.

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