Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Left Bank Books Wednesday, September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, join Yiyun Li and Ayana Mathis for a conversation about Tolstoy Together, the power of communal reading and the way a Russian classic brought an online community together. Hosted by Left Bank Books. This discussion will be moderated by A Public Space editor and founder Brigid Hughes.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
7:00 PM CT
Online on Facebook Live and YouTube
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Yiyun Li is the author of seven books, including Where Reasons End and Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club she hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Ayana Mathis is the author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Knopf).


A Public Space is an independent, non-profit publisher of the award-winning literary and arts magazine; and A Public Space Books. Since 2006, under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes the mission of A Public Space has been to seek out and support overlooked and unclassifiable work.

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