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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Jennifer Egan’s novels include Look at Me, a 2001 finalist for the National Book Award. Acclaimed for her recent biography of her parents, Them, Francine du Plessix Gray is a prolific author of novels, biographies, sociological studies, and pieces for The New Yorker. Kate Lehrer is a short-story writer, essayist, book reviewer, and novelist whose Out of Eden won the Western Heritage Award and whose latest novel is Confessions of a Bigamist.

The readings and discussion will be moderated by Deborah Tannen, whose twentieth book, You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, was a New York Times bestseller, as was her previous book, You Just Don’t Understand. A university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown, Tannen is a frequent guest on radio and television news and information shows. She is also a member of the PEN/Faulkner Board of Directors.

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