See the Lineup for the New Yorker Live Summer Series

The New Yorker is celebrating summer’s arrival by hosting two digital events exclusively for subscribers. The New Yorker Live’s first conversation of the season, taking place on June 21st at 6 P.M., will feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan and the magazine’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. In the second, at 5 P.M. on June 23rd, the comedians Jenny Slate and Julio Torres will speak with the staff writer Michael Schulman. Subscribers can stream each event live and submit questions for the participants; they also enjoy unlimited access to the recordings afterward. During each session, viewers will receive details about an exclusive discount on summer merchandise in The New Yorker Store.

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Jennifer Egan’s Fiction and Visions of the Future

Tuesday, June 21st, 6-7 P.M. E.T.

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad” discusses her latest book, “The Candy House,” about a future in which technology has transformed our ability to share memories. Egan will look back at the evolution of her writing and thinking, and will consider the ways in which technological innovation has the potential to challenge fundamental aspects of our culture.

In addition to the Pulitzer, Egan received the National Book Critics Circle Award for “A Visit from the Goon Squad.” Her noirish subsequent novel, “Manhattan Beach,” set in New York City, was awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Egan has been contributing to The New Yorker for more than thirty years and was the subject of a Profile in 2017; her most recent story for the magazine, “What the Forest Remembers,” was published in January.

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Jenny Slate and Julio Torres on the Secret Life of Objects

Thursday, June 23rd, 5-6 P.M. E.T.

The comedians, who each found early success on “Saturday Night Live,” reflect on the comedic worlds of their latest projects—inspired, in both cases, by the imagined inner lives of inanimate objects. Slate, who has appeared in the films “Obvious Child” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” will release her latest feature, “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” later this month, featuring voice work by Slate and Isabella Rossellini. The film’s title character, co-created by Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, débuted in 2010 in a popular stop-motion short film and has since become the subject of two books for children. Slate has performed on TV shows such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Girls,” and “Kroll Show,” and has voiced characters on “Bob’s Burgers,” “Big Mouth,” and “Adventure Time.” She released a Netflix standup special in 2019 and has contributed humor pieces to The New Yorker.

Torres, the co-creator and star of HBO’s “Los Espookys,” is the author of a new children’s book, “I Want to Be a Vase,” which illuminates the hopes and challenges of a group of household items. Torres also created the 2019 HBO special “My Favorite Shapes,” which he discussed in a New Yorker Profile the following year. He received four Emmy nominations for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” where he was a writer from 2016 to 2019, and he is currently preparing for the release of his first feature film, which he wrote and directed, starring Rossellini, Tilda Swinton, and RZA.

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