Join us on Zoom for a book talk with Audrey Edwards, author of American Runaway: Black and Free in Paris in the Trump Years. Edwards will be in conversation with Joel Dreyfuss, author and a former Global Opinions Contributing Columnist for The Washington Post based in Paris.

Journalist Audrey Edwards swore she would leave America if Donald Trump was elected president. He was. And she did. Bolting for Paris.

In this rich collection of essays, cultural and political commentary, and personal “race stories,” an African American runaway of a certain age and wiseass perspective takes aim at America in its twilight—the Donald Trump years. And rediscovers as a self-liberated woman the magic that has always been Paris.

Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA)-New York University; Co-sponsored by 370J Project, Dept. of Photography & Imaging-NYU Tisch School of the Arts and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Audrey Edwards, an award-winning journalist, editor, and writer, has been executive editor and editor at Essence magazine; executive editor and vice president of editorial operations at Black Enterprise, and senior editor at Family Circle and More magazines. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and O, The Oprah Magazine. She has also been an adjunct professor at New York University and Columbia University. The author of seven books, Audrey Edwards’s newest book is American Runaway: Black and Free in Paris in the Trump Years (August Press, 2020). Ms. Edwards collaborated with Edward Lewis, co-founder of Essence, on his business memoir The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women (Atria Books, 2014), and HBO Max bought the rights in 2020 to adapt the book into a limited-run television series. @blackamericanrunaway