Upcoming Events & Appearances


Sunday, September 16 / Brooklyn Borough Hall & Vicinity

Sigrid will be participating in two events at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival:

12:00pm  My Pet Sorrow. Patrick DeWitt (French Exit), Eileen Myles (Afterglow), and Sigrid Nunez (The Friend) discuss the role pets play in the grieving process, magical thinking, and anthropomorphism.Short readings and a discussion moderated by writer and pug-owner Maris Kreizman (Buzzfeed, New York Magazine).

4:00pm  Fractured Lives. The after-life is usually a term reserved for the deceased, but what about the life after you lose someone? Novels by Laura van den Berg (The Third Hotel), Michael Imperioli (The Perfume Burned His Eyes), and Sigrid Nunez (The Friend) look at how to calibrate (or not) after a life is lost, what the living has to endure, how that redefines who one is, how one behaves, where one goes. The program will include short readings and a discussion moderated by Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here).

Free and Open to the Public / Stage locations and further information here.





More Events

Check back for information about forthcoming events including appearances at the Brattleboro Literary Festival in Vermont (October 11 – 14), the Fall Writers’ Weekend at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY (October 19 – 21), the Stonington Free Library in Connecticut (January 12), and Syracuse University (February 13).

University of Michigan Zell Visiting Writer Series PresentsSigrid Nunez & Aracelis Girmay

Reading and Book Signing

Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Helmut Stern Auditorium / U. of Michigan Museum of Art
525 S State St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Free and Open to the Public







September 2018
Sigrid’s novel The Friend is one of the ten books nominated for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.

August 2018
Read Sigrid’s review of Sight, by Jesse Greengrass, on newyorker.com.

July 2018
Sigrid has a new short story, “Hotel Story,” in the current issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

May 26, 2018
Read Sigrid’s column in the Wall Street Journal on 5 favorite books about dogs.

March 2018
Sigrid’s story “The Plan” has been published in the current issue of LitMag.
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