Fort Greene Store:
Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 PM
Sigrid Nunez presents Mitz
In conversation with Weike Wang
Sigrid Nunez, author of seven novels including the 2018 National Book Award winner The Friend, presents the new edition of her book Mitz, an intimate portrait of the life and marriage of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, as refracted through their small, sickly, pampered, affectionate pet marmoset, Mitz. Using letters, diaries, memoirs, and other archival documents, Nunez reconstructs Mitz’s life against the background of Bloomsbury’s twilight years. This tender and imaginative mock biography offers a striking look at the lives of writers and artists shadowed by war, death, and mental breakdown, and at the solace and amusement inspired by its tiny subject. This new edition includes an afterword by Peter Cameron and a never-before-published letter about Mitz by Nigel Nicolson. Joining Nunez in conversation is award-winning author of Chemistry Weike Wang.