Off the Page: Authors Meet Their Critics


Recorded Tuesday June 14, 2022
Within the first episode of Bookforum’s newest sequence, Off the Web page: Authors Meet Their Critics, Pulitzer Prize–successful writer and critic Margo Jefferson is joined via author and filmmaker Blair McClendon for a dialog about Jefferson’s memoir Establishing a Frightened Device (Pantheon), which McClendon reviewed for Bookforum. McClendon and Jefferson talk about the myths and stereotypes of Black divas, borrowing prose, the critic’s skill to problem established hierarchies, and reply to a are living Q&A.
BLAIR McCLENDON is a author, editor, and filmmaker. His writing has gave the impression in n+1, the New Republic, the New York Occasions Mag, the New Yorker, and somewhere else. His movie paintings spans documentary and fiction and has performed at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and different fairs around the globe. He lives in New York Town. 
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Complaint, MARGO JEFFERSON prior to now served as ebook and humanities critic for Newsweek and the New York Occasions. Her writing has gave the impression in, amongst different publications, TrendNew York mag, The Country, and Guernica. Her memoir Negroland gained the Nationwide E-book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She may be the writer of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia College Faculty of the Arts.