Arts & Letters Live: Roz Chast - Drawing on Loss

Photo by Bill Franzen

Over 1,000 of Roz Chast’s cartoons have been printed in the New Yorker since 1978, but she isn’t stopping any time soon. Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday: her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst, and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects, and patterns. The editor of the New Yorker, David Remnick, has called her “the magazine’s only certifiable genius,” and O magazine said she “has the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.”

In her newest book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast has composed a relatable, funny and ultimately touching memoir of her time as her parents’ primary caregiver in their Brooklyn apartment. The book is a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

Anyone who becomes an Annual Series Supporter at the $500 level can enjoy an intimate wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Chast prior to the program.



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