Last night, the NYU School of Professional Studies capped off a series of events in celebration of the One Book, One New York initiative with a discussion between Jennifer Egan, author of the bestselling novel Manhattan Beach, and CALA Writing instructor Elizabeth Tippens. Throughout the lively exchange and audience Q&A, Egan discussed her research on the Brooklyn Navy Yard which served as the inspiration behind Manhattan Beach, her creative process, pushing past writer’s block, and much more. She even revealed that the first draft of the book was 1,400 handwritten pages long—a testament to the importance of editing despite the grief that often comes with making cuts and changes.
Check out photos from the event below and scroll through the hashtag #OneBookNY for a live-tweet recap!
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