Alison Lurie is the author of ten novels, including The Truth About Lorin Jones, Truth and Consequences, and the Pulitzer-prizewinning Foreign Affairs. She has also published two collections of essays on children's literature and edited three books of traditional folktales for children, as well as a nonfiction book on the semiotics of dress, The Language of Clothes, and a forthcoming nonfiction book, The Language of Houses. She was one of the first women hired by the Cornell English Department and is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature emerita there.
Lurie read from her work on September 19, 2013, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.