The Alignist: Explore the World One Novel at a Time
If journalism sheds light on the nature and circumstances of a time and place, fiction immerses you on a visceral journey through the lived experience. WNYC reporter Beenish Ahmed facilitates this experience by transporting readers to different corners of the world with The Alignist, a curated subscription box exploring novels from across the world and the countries they come from.
Now, Beenish is taking The Alignist out of the box with a live event series at the Greene Space. In each event, she’ll lead an exploration of a country through the lens of one novel and gather chefs, curators, authors and more to share incredible stories, performances, food and conversation. (Reading the assigned novel in advance of the events is highly recommended, but not at all required to enjoy the show.)