Winter 2001

Queens Readings Silver Plated


John Updike
Author John Updike

he Queens Evening Readings will celebrate its 25th-anniversary season with a gala February 27 featuring three of America's greatest writers of their generation, Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag, and John Updike (seen here at a 1999 Readings appearance).

Pulitzer-winner Mailer has recently been the subject of a PBS documentary. Sontag's novel In America won the National Book Award last fall. And Updike has just published a collection of stories, Licks of Love, that includes the last fictional word on his epochal character, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom.

Appearing soon after, on March 13, will be the German author W.G. Sebald, whose novels The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo have made him a sudden celebrity on the international literary scene. All Readings are $8 (the gala is $15) and take place at the Music Building on the Queens College campus. For information, call 718-997-4646.