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(Online) Who Gets Believed? With Dina Nayeri

November 2 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

Join Evenings with an Author (online) to discuss

Who Gets Believed?

with author Dina Nayeri

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Join Dina Nayeri for a discussion about themes from her upcoming book, Who Gets Believed: Reflections on Stories and Truth. Several questions follow: How does truth shift to accommodate insiders of class, faith, and culture? How does an idea become true or a person credible? What does it mean to believe? The discussion will explore how lying and belief are embedded into various cultures, as well as how the culture of belief is built, coded, and reaffirmed over time.

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Nayeri is the Library’s current Visiting Fellow; the Fellowship is generously sponsored by The de Groot Foundation. She is the author of The Ungrateful Refugee, winner of the 2020 Geschwister-Scholl-Preis, finalist for the 2021 Elle Grand Prix des Lectrices, the 2019 Kirkus Prize, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the 2020 Clara Johnson Award. The recipient of many fellowships, including, most recently, the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination’s Fellowship in 2019, Nayeri’s stories and essays have been published by the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea was translated into fourteen languages. Her second novel, Refuge, was a New York Times editor’s choice. She holds a BA from Princeton, an MBA from Harvard, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and Teaching Writing Fellow.


November 2
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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