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Philip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is an essayist, novelist and poet. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including three personal essay collections – Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre and Portrait of My Body; a critical study – Notes on Sontag; and To Show and to Tell: the Craft of Literary Nonfiction. He directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

In praise of Lopate’s work:

‘Immensely readable essays. . . As riveting as short stories, with arresting openings, sculptured scenes worthy of fiction, introspective passages fingering his own feelings, and haunting conclusions that resonate. . . Delightful.’ – The New York Times Book Review

Phillip Lopate at Jewish Book Week to Launch the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize https://vimeo.com/121511482