Roz Chast has loved cartooning since her childhood in Brooklyn. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design—with a degree in painting, because “it seemed more artistic”—she returned to cartooning, initially publishing in Christopher Street and The Village Voice. The New Yorker first accepted one of her cartoons in 1978, and she has worked with the magazine ever since. A prolific writer and illustrator, her books include The Party After You Left (2014), Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspired Cartoons (2008), and her most recent graphic novel, the Thurber Prize-nominated Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
The New Yorker Video: At Home with Roz Chast
Jewish Lit Live hosts rising and renowned Jewish American writers to speak with the GW and literary community. Guest speakers have included emerging leaders, National Humanities Award Recipients, international bestsellers, and UN-Award Winning Writers, e.g. Michael Chabon, E.L. Doctorow, Nicole Krauss, & Erica Jong.
Jewish Literature Live is made possible by the generous support of David Bruce Smith, BA ’79, a former member of GW’s Board of Trustees and an alumnus of the English Department.
This event is free and open to the public. First come, first serve seating.
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