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Monday, October 01, 2012 7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium
Mon, Oct 01, 7:15 PM [ALOUD]
Pankaj Mishra

Journey Through the Ruins of Empire

In conversation with Nicholas Goldberg, editor, Los Angeles Times editorial pages

From the intellectuals who remade China, Turkey and Iran, to East-West encounters in Benares to the footprints of the Buddha in the small towns of India, Pankaj Mishra takes us on a historical journey through Asia, with detours to explore his own fiction and non-fiction.

Pankaj Mishra was born in northwest India and lives in London and Mashobra, India. The author of An End to Suffering and Temptations of the West, as well as a novel, The Romantics, he writes for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The Guardian.

Nicholas Goldberg joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as editor of the op-ed page. He became deputy editor of the editorial pages in 2008 and a year later was named editor of the editorial pages, a position that gives him overall responsibility for The Times' opinion coverage. He is a former reporter and editor at Newsday, where he worked as Middle East bureau chief from 1995 to 1998. His writing has been widely published.

Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Standard garage rates apply.

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