Families, Histories, Novels: A Talk by Peter Behrens

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Glucksman Ireland House NYU


Tickets are donation-based. Suggested: $15 at the door.

Thu, Mar 8



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Please note this event is NOT at Irish Arts Center.

Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003


Presented by Glucksman Ireland House NYU in association with Irish Arts Center

“Behrens is a master, at home in the broad sweep of history and the intimate detail of a character’s experience. [His] is a novel that could be, should be, read in a hundred years.”The Jury

Peter Behrens
' first novel, The Law of Dreams, is published in nine languages and won the Governor General's Literary Award, Canada's oldest and most prestigious book prize. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement" and Megan O'Grady, writing in Vogue, calls Carry Me, his latest novel, “another meditation on history and destiny…that make[s] the past feel stunningly close at hand.” Carry Me recently won The Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature.

A native of Montreal, Peter Behrens held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and was a Fellow of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He lives in Cambridge.


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