Recorded on Thursday,
January 25, 2007 at 6:30pm
Time: 59 minutes 28 seconds
What you will hear:
A unique series for sophisticated writers, readers,
and eaters, Eat, Drink & Be Literary
continues the momentum of the past
two sell-out series, bringing major contemporary
authors to BAMcafé for intimate dinners,
readings, and discussions that are always entertaining
There is a brief introduction by Harold Augenbraum,
executive director of the National Book Foundation,
presenter of the National Book Awards. Pete
Hamill then reads from his book Snow in
August, followed by an interview with moderator
Brigid Hughes. Hamill talks candidly about his
life in Brooklyn, and as a newspaperman. He
reveals how Mexico influenced his writing and
his philosophy on teaching writing. An audience
Q&A complete the podcast.
The featured author and moderator:
brimming with energy and unflinchingly honest."
—THE NEW YORK TIMES ON
A DRINKING LIFE
"I've been writing
both fiction and nonfiction since the late 1960s.
One personal key to getting the work done is
The Nap. I take a nap every day, particularly
after writing journalism. This gives me two
mornings. Or so I've persuaded myself. And it
allows me to leave the hard accuracy of fact
and slide into the quite different sensibility
demanded by fiction."—PETE
Born in Brooklyn in
1935, Pete Hamill has an extensive background
in journalism. In addition to his work as a
journalist, he has received critical acclaim
for his bestselling novels Snow in August
and Forever, his memoirs, and his biographies.
For more information
about Pete Hamill, visit www.petehamill.com.
Brigid Hughes is the
founding editor of A Public Space, a journal
of literature and culture based in Brooklyn.
She worked at The Paris Review for
many years, succeeding George Plimpton as editor
in 2003; she left the magazine in 2005. The
debut issue of A Public Space was published
in March 2006.
during the event include:
Eat, Drink &
Be Literary is sponsored by Bloomberg.