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Beyond Backdrop: Fiction in The Wake of History

Hosted by The Brooklyn Rail, the panel Beyond Backdrop: Fiction in the Wake of History features the authorial giants Joseph O'Neil, author of Netherland, Lucy Alibar, screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Alex Gilvarry, author of Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.

The three writers discuss the influence of historical events on their own work and the role of fact in fiction.

This discussion was recorded on December 8, 2013 at Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1, an exhibition held at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY.


Off The Rail


Artist, critic, and curator, Phong Bui, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, a free monthly arts, culture, and politics journal interviews artists, curators, and booksellers.