Jun 21-23, 2024

Victoria Wilson

Vicky will discuss her 50-year career of editing and writing at the legendary publishing house, Knopf (a run almost as long as that of Alfred Knopf himself), as well as her acclaimed biography, A Life of Barbara Stanbwyck, in which Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Wilson will be in conversation with Ben Shields, Managing Editor of Grand Journal.

Presented in association with DVAA, and Radio Catskill.

Date
Jun 23, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location
Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
Get Tickets$0.00 - $10.00
Featuring

Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson, as Vice President, Executive Editor at Alfred A. Knopf has worked with many writers, among them Anne Rice, Lorrie Moore, Eve Babitz, Laurie Colwin, Jill Ciment, Sapphire, and Helen Simpson. After five decades helping to shape and build Knopf, Wilson has left to write full time and to act as a consulting editor at Knopf. Her biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 ( Simon and Schuster) was published to great acclaim ( “Monumental . . . a vivid portrait of the entire era in which she flourished.” — Peter Bogdanovich), and Wilson is at work on the concluding volume of the biography. She has served on the board of PEN, Poets & Writers, was Vice President of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, and was appointed by President Clinton to the US Commission on Civil Rights.

Ben Shields

Ben Shields is the managing editor of Grand journal, which has published the likes of Anne Carson, Victor Heringer, Mary Ruefle, and Bruce Benderson, as well as conversations with Wayne Koestenbaum, Blake Smith, Marlon James, Miles Greenberg, and many others. His writing has appeared in Bookforum, Paris Review Daily, the Mars Review of Books, and elsewhere.

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