A prominent cartoonist who joined The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern life. She will discuss her graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, which tells the story of losing her elderly parents in middle age, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A New York Times bestseller, the book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. Chast was awarded the New York City Literary Honor in Humor in 2012. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.