Hear Peter Hessler and Pico Iyer in Conversation at the 92nd Street Y on May 8th

...if you want an American narrative of sensitivity, learning, and reflection, there are few better books (let alone better guides to contemporary China) than the deeply literate, graceful narratives of Peter Hessler.

On Wednesday, May8th at 8:00, Peter and Pico will be in conversation at 92Y about writing on the occasion of the publication of Peter’s The Buried: An Archeology of the Egyptian Revolution and Pico’s new book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, a meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief that draws on his more than 30 years of living in Japan. Autumn Light will be published by Alfred A. Knopf on April 16th of this year.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler will be published on May 7th by Penguin Press in North America, Profile Books in the United Kingdom, and Text Publishing in Australia and New Zealand.