Literature Department Calendar
Visiting Writers Series: Ira Silverberg (Updated 4/5/13)
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Tuesday, April 9 (2013), Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
Before joining the NEA as literature director in 2011, Ira Silverberg worked in the publishing industry as a literary agent, editor, and publisher for more than 25 years. His client list featured best sellers and literary prize winners alike, including Neil Strauss, Sam Lipsyte, Ishmael Beah, Rene Steinke, and Adam Haslett. Silverberg was editor in chief at Grove/Atlantic and publisher at Serpent’s Tail’s High Risk Books, where he was influential in defining the “downtown” aesthetic of the 1990s. A longtime advocate of independent literary and cultural institutions, he has been affiliated with BOMB magazine, the PEN American Center, and the Portable Lower East Side.
- Literature Department