Sigrid Nunez reads from "What Are You Going Through"

May 10, 2023

National Book Award-winning author Sigrid Nunez shares her most recent novel What Are You Going Through, a meditation on friendship, empathy, and what it means to die well. With grace and sardonic humor, Nunez shares the story of an unnamed narrator agreeing to help a terminally ill friend by seeing her through the last days of her life. The New York Times Book Review says “You will emerge calmer, meditative, more thoughtful, as if you have benefited from an excellent literary massage of sorts.”

Reading is followed by discussion with the author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series.