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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Eat (Sandwiches), Drink & Be Literary: Jane Smiley

Eat, Drink & Be Literary, presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation, is back this week with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley. With it comes a new batch of food, beverage, and book-related questions for our featured author. (Read responses from other EDBL writers here.)

What is your favorite Brooklyn-based novel?

I'll say Brown Girl, Brown Stones, but what I really want to say is Tropic of Capricorn, though I read it with my hands over my eyes.

What is your favorite sandwich?

West coast, grilled ham and cheese. East coast, pastrami on rye with a bit of mustard.

What is your go-to beverage?


What is the last live performance that really moved you?

A show by Sarah Jones, Bridge and Tunnel. I think she is a genius.

When you write, do you write by hand or on the computer (...or typewriter)?


Smiley's east coast favorite.
When you read, are you an e-book or a paper book person?


What is your favorite Brooklyn restaurant?

Whatever Barbara Grossman takes me to.

Jane Smiley will read from her most recent novel, Some Luck, and talk with moderator Lorin Stein at Eat, Drink & Be Literary on Tuesday, June 2.

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