Fall 2020 Virtual Author Series
Each Virtual Event is FREE with a Paid 2020-21 Membership
Exclusive to Current Members of Brickell Avenue Literary Society
Current Members will be Automatically Registered
Current Members will Receive FREE Books
Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom
In conversation with Jordan Pavlin,
senior vice president and editorial director of Alfred A. Knopf
Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn.
Photo credit: Peter Hurley/Vilcek Foundation
Sigrid Nunez, What Are You Going Through
In conversation with bestselling author Lauren Groff
Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and the 2018 National Book Award for her New York Times-bestselling novel The Friend. She lives in New York City.
Photo credit: Marion Ettlinger
Bryan Washington, Memorial
Moderator to be announced
Bryan Washington is a National Book Award "5 Under 35" honoree, and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His first book, the story collection Lot, was a finalist for the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Lot was a New York Times Notable Book, one of Dwight Garner’s top ten books of the year, and on best-of-the-year lists from Time, NPR, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, and many more. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, GQ, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.
Photo credit: David Gracia
Karen Russell, Sleep Donation
Moderator to be announced
Karen Russell has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, the "5 Under 35" prize from the National Book Foundation, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Berlin Prize from the American Academy. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, son, and daughter.
Photo credit: Dan Hawk
All of our Virtual Author Series events will be held at 1:00pm via the Crowdcast platform. These will be members-only events.
Forty-eight hours prior to each event, all current members will be automatically registered for the upcoming event and those members will receive a free book by mail after that event. (Log in to be sure we have your current mailing address on file.)
We cannot guarantee that late-joining members will be able to receive books from past 2020-21 events.
We hope to make recordings of these virtual events available to all members shortly after each event has closed.
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