Book series to be launched this weekend

Indy Gets Lit




Rinse off the sand, grab a cocktail, and take in some “lit” literature. The Independent launches IndyLit, an after-the-beach summer reading series hosted at the Southampton Inn.

The series starts on Saturday, May 25, with author Clive Thompson. Thompson is a technology writer for The New York Times Magazine and Wired. He’ll be bringing his latest book “Coders — The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World.” Thompson has the rare ability to translate tech for the average tech user. Take a journey into the heart of the digital jungle.

On Saturday, June 22, the series continues with Rachel Love Nuwer, the author of “Poached — Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking.” Nuwer has traveled the world and her writing shines a light on the global black market. Join us to hear her tales from the front lines. She’s also a frequent contributor to Scientific American, The New York Times, and National Geographic.

Jeff Gordinier, the author of “Hungry — Eating, Road-Tripping & Risking It All With the Greatest Chef in the World,” is a must for foodies on Saturday, July 20. The former Times critic and current Esquire food and drinks editor will give a recount of his four-year culinary safari with Danish chef René Redzepi. The chef’s restaurant Noma has been referred to as the best restaurant in the world.

The final author in the series is Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Saturday, July 27, with her debut novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble.” The author was The New York Times Magazine staff writer behind the viral profile of Gwyneth Paltrow and many other cultural icons. Her new novel offers a witty, compassionate, and compulsively readable dose of good old tri-state-style neurosis.

The event is being held in collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue and Southampton Books. The Independent’s Managing Editor Bridget LeRoy will introduce each author. Each reading begins at 5:30 PM in the courtyard at Southampton Inn. The event is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, email events@indyeastend.com.

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