CBH Talk | Eric Klinenberg and Nell Freudenberger Discuss “2020”

Tue, Feb 13 2024
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Center for Brooklyn History

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Join us for a deep dive into the profound ways that the year 2020 saw our world shift, at the launch of the new book 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed. Written by Eric Klinenberg, sociologist and director of New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, 2020 is the first book to explore what the pandemic, the BLM protests, and the polarized and contested election reveal about our culture, society, and future. WIth the traumas of that year still reverberating, this pivotal thinker helps provide perspective on our reshaped lives, country, and world. Klinenberg will be in conversation with novelist Nell Freudenberger, whose upcoming work The Limits (released April 2024) also grapples with this seismic year.


Participants

Eric Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Modern Romance and author of Palaces for the People, Going Solo, Heat Wave, and Fighting for Air. He has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired, and This American Life. He lives in New York City.

Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novels Lost and Wanted, The Newlyweds, and The Dissident, and of the story collection Lucky Girls, which won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in New York, New York.

 

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Join us for a deep dive into the profound ways that the year 2020 saw our world shift, at the launch of the new book 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed. Written by Eric Klinenberg, sociologist and director of New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, 2020 is the first book to explore what the pandemic, the BLM protests, and the polarized and contested election reveal about our culture, society, and future. WIth the traumas of that year still reverberating, this pivotal thinker helps provide perspective on our reshaped lives, country, and world. Klinenberg will be in conversation with novelist Nell Freudenberger, whose upcoming work The Limits (released April 2024) also grapples with this seismic year.


Participants

Eric Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Modern Romance and author of Palaces for the People, Going Solo, Heat Wave, and Fighting for Air. He has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired, and This American Life. He lives in New York City.

Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novels Lost and Wanted, The Newlyweds, and The Dissident, and of the story collection Lucky Girls, which won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in New York, New York.

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