GHMS Hosts Discussion Between Artists

Greenwich House welcomed illustrator, author and architect Matteo Pericoli as he sits down with publisher and author Daniel Menaker for a candid discussion of his inspiration and work, including his most recent The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York (Simon & Schuster, 2009). This was the first installation of what Greenwich House hopes will be a series of discussions focused on the arts and contemporary issues in New York.

You can view some of Matteo's work in his monthly contributions to The New York Times' Week in Review.

Matteo Pericoli was born in Milan, Italy, where he graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture. In 1995, he moved to New York City, where he worked as an architect, illustrator, author, journalist, and teacher. His books include The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York, Manhattan Unfurled, Manhattan Within, See the City, The True Story of Stellina, World Unfurled, and Tommaso and the Missing Line. In 2007 he completed Skyline of the World, a 397-foot-long panoramic mural at JFK’s American Airlines Terminal. He has taught architecture and illustration at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY, and as a Visiting Professor at Turin’s Polytechnic School. He is currently living in Turin (Italy) where he is working on several projects (London Unfurled, Picador, UK; One Year at the Window, La Stampa, Turin; and Windows on the World, The New York Times) and teaches architecture to creative writing students.

Daniel Menaker was an editor at The New Yorker for twenty years, where he was the first to publish Michael Chabon, George Saunders, Jennifer Egan, Amy Bloom, Michael Cunningham, and many others. In 1995 he went to Random House and eventually became Editor-in-Chief there. He has worked with such writers as Colum McCann, Elizabeth Strout, and Sister Helen Prejean. He is also the author of five books, two of which were named New York Times Notable titles, and is a two-time winner of the O. Henry Award for short fiction. His most recent book is A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation.

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