New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has firmly established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities, and surreal imaginings of modern life. She is the author of more than a dozen books for adults, including, most recently, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014), a work that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, and that was a New York times 2014 Best Book of the Year, a2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014, the first time a graphic novel received the prize for autobiography.
She will join us this evening to talk about her art, her family, and her body of work.
– Heinz Award Notation