Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings, engaging discussions, and
Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings, engaging discussions, and a festive meal.
Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Academy of Music
Moderated by Lisa Lucas
Robert A. Caro defines his writing as “an attempt to examine and explain political power: how it is created, how it works, how it can be used—for good and for ill.” The author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson, he is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, three-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as winner of the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize. Caro graduated from Princeton University and later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. In 2010, he received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. He lives in New York City with his wife, Ina, a historian and writer.
Moderator: Lisa Lucas
Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Previously she was the publisher of Guernica and the education director at the Tribeca Film Institute. She has served on the development team at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and as a consultant for the Sundance Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and Reel Works. Lucas also serves on the literary council of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Follow her on Twitter at @likaluca.
Limited Ticket Availability
The event is currently sold out. Tickets are still available to BAM supporters at the Patron level and above. Please contact Patron Services at 718.636.4182 for more information.
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
National Book Foundation