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New Yorker Editors Chat at Next 'Writers Speak'

A former fiction editor for The New Yorker to interview the current editor at Stony Brook Southampton Wednesday.

The next guest for Stony Brook Southampton's Writers Speak Wednesdays is Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor for The New Yorker, and to interview her on stage, the college is bringing in Daniel Menaker, who is a visiting professor as well as Treisman's predecessor at the magazine.

Menaker will facilitate a discussion with Treisman on the craft of writing, as well as her career. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. April 17, is free and open to the public.

Treisman is the editor of the anthology "20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker" and she hosts the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. Before joining The New Yorker,she was the managing editor of Grand Street and staffed at The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and The Threepenny Review, according to the college.

In 2012, Treisman won the Maxwell Perkins Award for distinguished achievement in the field of fiction and she has been named a chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an honor bestowed by the French culture ministry to recognize contributions to the arts and literature.

Over the course of his career, Menaker was a senior editor and editor-in-chief at Random House and the executive editor of Harper Collins, according to his website. He is the author of the novel-turned film The Treatment and two books of short stories.

Writers Speak Wednesdays is presented by the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature Program of Stony Brook Southampton.

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