Talk: On Susan Sontag
18:30 - 20:00
Delve deeper into the life and work of Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag remains an intriguing and remarkable figure today. Her work, including seminal texts like On Photography, Regarding the Pain of Others and ‘Notes on Camp’, continues to shape and inform our understanding of art, gender and sexuality, conflict and loss.
Ahead of the release of his forthcoming book entitled Sontag: Life and Work, join writer Benjamin Moser for an in-conversation with Emily LaBarge on the influential and complex thinker. The evening will include readings, an audience Q&A and a chance to buy signed copies of the book.
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. She writes for frieze, Bookforum, Artforum, the LA Review of Books and The White Review, among other publications. She is London correspondent for the Montreal-based quarterly, esse arts + opinions.
Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in 2010. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. He was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing of the National Book Critics Circle, and won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. A former books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, his latest book, Sontag: Her Life and Work, is published by Allen Lane.
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