april, 2020

14apr6:30 pmEVENT CANCELED - Sigrid Nunez reading and discussion at BAMcaféEat, Drink & Be Literary 20206:30 pm EST 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Event Details

Sigrid Nunez. Credit: Rebecca Clarke

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 Parul Sehgal

“one of the most dizzyingly accomplished of our writers” —Gary Shteyngart

Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend, which was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. Her other honors include four Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and the Rome Prize in Literature. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories 2019 and four anthologies of Asian American literature. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her eighth novel, What Are You Going Through, will be published by Riverhead Books in September. Nunez lives in New York City.

Moderator: Parul Sehgal 

Parul Sehgal is a book critic at The New York Times. She was previously a columnist and senior editor at The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Bookforum, The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Literary Review, among other publications. She is the recipient of the Nona Balakian Award from the National Book Critics Circle for her criticism and teaches at New York University.

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. Tickets may become available and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm EST



30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


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