Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2015

Jan 27—Jun 10, 2015

Raise a glass and share a meal with some of today’s most renowned authors in this unique series of literary evenings at BAMcafé. Each event begins with a buffet dinner, including wine and dessert, accompanied by live music. Following dinner, the evening’s featured author reads from his or her work and discusses the creative process. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and have their book signed at the conclusion of the evening.

All events begin at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Incomplete parties are not permitted to save seats.

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

National Book Foundation
The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.

Moderators: Lorin Stein and Deborah Treisman 

Lorin Stein 


Lorin Stein is the editor of The Paris Review and an editor at large at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has worked with Lydia Davis, Jonathan Franzen, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and James Wood. Stein's criticism has appeared in Harper's, the London Review of Books, and The New York Review of Books. His translation of Michel Houellebecq's Submission was published last year. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Deborah Treisman  

Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor at The New Yorker. She is the host of that publication’s award-winning fiction podcast, the editor of the anthology 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker, and the recipient of the 2012 Maxwell Perkins Award for Distinguished Contribution to Fiction.

Tiphanie Yanique

The Caribbean-born author discusses her recent work with Lorin Stein.

Tue, Mar 3, 2015
Michael Cunningham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours discusses his work with Deborah Treisman.

Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Lydia Davis

Acclaimed author Lydia Davis reads from and discusses her work with Deborah Treisman.

Wed, Mar 18, 2015
Dinaw Mengestu

The acclaimed author discusses his novel, All Our Names, with Deborah Treisman.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Chris Ware

The graphic novelist and author of Building Stories discusses his work with Lorin Stein.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Joseph O'Neill

The award-winning writer discusses his recent work The Dog with Deborah Treisman.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Jane Smiley

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses her latest novel, Some Luck, with Lorin Stein.

Tue, Jun 2, 2015
Rachel Kushner

The author of The Flamethrowers discusses her recent work with Lorin Stein.

Wed, Jun 10, 2015