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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2013

Jan 23—Jun 3, 2013
Subscribe to five Eat, Drink & Be Literary events and save 20%. (By phone only) 
This unique literary series for savvy writers, readers, and eaters brings some of today’s most compelling authors to BAMcafé. Each event includes dinner, wine, and a reading by the evening’s featured author, followed by a discussion. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and have their books signed at the conclusion of the evening.

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Phillip Lopate 

Phillip Lopate is the author of a dozen books, including Waterfront, Portrait of My Body, Notes on Sontag, Getting Personal, and Being with Children, and a contributing author to BAM: The Complete Works. Lopate is a Guggenheim Fellow and the director of the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University.

Deborah Treisman 

Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor at The New Yorker. She hosts the award-winning monthly New Yorker Fiction Podcast, and is the editor of 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker. She was the 2012 recipient of the Maxwell Perkins Award for her contribution to fiction.

Harold Augenbraum 

Harold Augenbraum is executive director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. He has published seven books on Latino literature of the United States. In 2012, the University of Texas Press published his co-translation of The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo, and in 2013, Penguin will publish his edition of The Collected Poems of Marcel Proust.

Martin Amis

The British author reads from and discusses his new work Lionel Asbo: State of England.

Wed, Jan 23, 2013
Colson Whitehead

The acclaimed author reads from and discusses his post-apocalyptic zombie novel, Zone One.

Wed, Feb 6, 2013
Nell Freudenberger

The acclaimed author of Lucky Girls reads from and discusses her recent novel.

Wed, Feb 27, 2013
Jamaica Kincaid

The beloved author reads from and discusses See Now Then, her first novel in 10 years.

Wed, Mar 6, 2013
Junot Díaz

The author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao reads from and discusses his new work.

Wed, Apr 3, 2013
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Alison Bechdel

The acclaimed comic strip author discusses her recent graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?

Wed, May 8, 2013
Richard Russo

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist reads from and discusses his arresting new memoir.

Wed, May 29, 2013
Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen

The Russian-born siblings discuss their work with Philip Lopate.

Jun 5—Jun 6, 2013