Authors’ Reading

portraits galchen o'neill

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 11:30 | Lecture Hall IX
Chair: Andrew Gross (Göttingen)


Rivka Galchen received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her MFA at Columbia University. Her first novel, Atmospheric Disturbances (2008), was translated into more than 20 languages. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Her collection of short stories, American Innovations, was published with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014.

Joseph O’Neill read law in Cambridge and subsequently worked as a barrister for some years. His first novel was published in 1991, but his breakthrough came with Netherland which won the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and is widely considered one of the most significant “post-9/11 novels.” His latest work, The Dog, was published with Pantheon in 2014.