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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2016

Feb 16—Jun 8, 2016

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Raise a glass and share a meal with today’s most renowned authors in this unique series of literary evenings at BAMcafé. Each event begins with a dinner featuring a seasonal menu devised by Great Performances with James Beard and local Brooklyn chefs — plus dessert, wine, and live music. Then 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.

Marlon James

The Jamaican-born novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner discusses his work.

Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Eileen Myles

The celebrated poet and author of Chelsea Girls discusses her work.

Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Darryl Pinckney

The longtime New York Review of Books critic discusses his recently released novel and varied career.

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Zadie Smith

The London-born novelist and author of White Teeth and NW discusses her creative process.

Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Yiyun Li

The Chinese-American author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers discusses her work.

Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Norwegian author of My Struggle discusses his work with Deborah Treisman.

Mon, Apr 25, 2016
Sally Mann

The renowned photographer discusses her recent memoir and family history, Hold Still.

Tue, May 3, 2016
Bill Clegg

The literary agent and bestselling memoirist discusses his new novel.

Wed, Jun 8, 2016