The Original of Laura

Vladimir Nabokov’s biographer Brian Boyd and graphic designer Chip Kidd, describe turning Nabokov’s 138 hand-written index cards for his last, unfinished novel into book form. That book, The Original of Laura, has now been published, 30 years after it was written.

Event: Brian Boyd and Chipp Kidd, along with Martin Amis, will be discussing Nabokov, and reading from The Original of Laura, its first-ever public reading, as part of "A Celebration of Vladimir Nabokov." A selection of Nabokov's original hand-written index cards will also be on view.
Monday, November 16, exhibition begins at 6:30 pm, talk begins at 8:00 pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
Tickets: $27; $10 for those 35 and under. More information and tickets here.