Benjamin Taylor in conversation with David Ebershoff
May 24, 2017, 7:00 PM
In The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, Benjamin Taylor explores one tumultuous boyhood year in Fort Worth. The year opens with a handshake with JFK and leads into the changes and revelations in the months following the president’s assassination. Looking back on the love and tension within his family, the childhood friendships that lasted and those that didn't, his memories of summer camp and family trips, Taylor reflects on the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own.
Benjamin Taylor is the author of Proust: The Search, named a Best Book of 2016 by Thomas Mallon in The New York Times Book Review; Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay, named a Best Book of 2012 by Judith Thurman in The New Yorker; and of two award-winning novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even. He edited Saul Bellow: Letters, named a Best Book of 2010 by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times and Jonathan Yardley in The Washington Post, along with Bellow's There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction. A faculty member in The New School's Graduate School of Writing, Taylor also teaches in the Graduate Writing Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University. A past fellow and current trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he has also been elected president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.