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Poetry-in-the-Round Hosts Leading Literary Critic Parul Sehgal  

Poetry-in-the-Round hosts leading literary critic Parul Sehgal on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. ET in a free online event.

Parul Sehgal criticParul Sehgal is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She was previously a book critic at the New York Times, where she also worked as a senior editor and columnist. She has won awards from the New York Press Club and the National Book Critics Circle for her criticism.

Poets & Writers details Sehgal's background prior to her work at The New Yorker and the New York Times as follows:

Previously she was books editor at NPR and a senior editor at Publishers Weekly. She grew up in Washington, D.C., Delhi, Manila, Budapest, and Montreal, where she studied political science at McGill University, and moved to New York City in 2005 to study fiction in the MFA program at Columbia University. In 2010 she was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. Her TED talk on literature, titled “An Ode to Envy,” has been viewed more than two million times since it was posted in the summer of 2013.

Sehgal is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and exciting literary critics working today, and her criticism is frequently cited by other leading critics and in major media outlets. In addition to serving as a staff writer at The New Yorker, she teaches in the creative writing graduate program at New York University.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Register here

About the Series:

Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Jennifer Egan, Susan Choi, Dinaw Mengestu, Ben Lerner, Christine Schutt, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offill, Gary Shteyngart, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Karen Russell, Alexandra Kleeman, Helen Phillips, Major Jackson, Deborah Eisenberg, Susan Orlean, Jonathan Franzen, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Russell Banks, C.K. Williams, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Cara Blue Adams
  • (973) 761-9388