Ariel Levy, New Yorker journalist and author of the new memoir The Rules Do Not Apply, is joined by Lena Dunham for an essential, free-ranging discussion about feminism, the shifting forces of our culture, what’s changing now and what can never change.
Like many of her generation, Levy was raised to resist conventional rules — about work, about love and about womanhood. Her story of building a life then watching it all fall apart when disaster struck is already being acclaimed as a book that will inspire and change readers. Dunham herself writes “I am the better for having read it.” Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from these two extraordinary women.
Ariel Levy will sign copies of The Rules Do Not Apply following the program.
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Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer and director. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on Girls. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature Tiny Furniture, which she also starred in and directed. In 2013, Dunham made history as the first female to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category.
In September 2015, Lena and her producing partner Jenni Konner launched Lenny Letter, a feminist newsletter which features original editorial content focusing on politics, art and culture, style, health and wellness, sex and relationships (LennyLetter.com). An accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, was published by Random House in September 2014 and was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.
Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.
Ariel Levy joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, and received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism in 2014 for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia.” She is the author of the book Female Chauvinist Pigs, and was a contributing editor at New York for twelve years.
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