September 29, 2023

Francesco Pacifico and Jesse McCarthy in conversation

At the n+1 office

NOTE: Due to flooding in Brooklyn, this event has been canceled! 

Join two n+1 contributors—novelist and translator Francesco Pacifico, and critic and novelist Jesse McCarthy—as they discuss fiction, translation, and criticism. Both writers will also read from their work. n+1 coeditor Mark Krotov will moderate. The event is free and open to the public, and beer and wine will be for sale.

Friday, September 29
n+1 office
37 Greenpoint Ave #316

Praise for Francesco Pacifico’s The Women I Love

The Women I Love is an intricate, elegant, unstinting novel that trains its acute, hyper-aware attention on complexities of gender and class. Francesco Pacifico has written a male confessional like no other, in which the narrator—Marcello, who thinks of himself as a great lover of women—gives us a catalogue of the women who have shaped him, much like Fellini does in 8 ½. But Pacifico’s Marcello surprises us with his honesty and his exacting self-critique. He dissects the classic entitled male, moving from condescension to humility, from objectification to compassion.” —Dana Spiotta

Praise for Jesse McCarthy’s The Fugitivities

“Virtuosic. . . . [McCarthy’s] prose, agile as a pianist in full flow, dances across the page. . . . There are no conclusions, no resolutions to this fugue state, but there is something glorious in its exploration.” New York Times