The Widower’s Notebook: Jonathan Santlofer in Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates - 92Y, New York

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The Widower’s Notebook

Jonathan Santlofer in Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates
Jonathan Santlofer in Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates

Explore the power of love, the pain of loss and the experience of moving forward with writer Joyce Carol Oates and writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer, as they discuss their work and the art of the memoir.

After losing his wife, tragically and unexpectedly, Santlofer embarked on a journey of grief and self-discovery that he chronicles in his poignant new book, The Widower’s Notebook. Join him and celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates, who wrote her own memoir, A Widow’s Story, when they sit down for a heartfelt, inspiring conversation. “It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind,” says Oates of Santlofer’s book. Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham has called The Widower’s Notebook “A true tragic beauty.” Come learn how we can all run uphill in life’s most difficult moments.

Jonathan Santlofer

Jonathan Santlofer is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller, …

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award …

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