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The Last Banquet: Stories of Obsession and a Discussion with Jonathan Grimwood and More

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

An evening of storytelling, lively literary conversation, and bizarre culinary tastes. Join novelist Jonathan Grimwood and special guests at a celebration of food, obsession, and literature. Dishes prepared especially for the occasion by The Works executive chef Emily Casey and inspired by The Last Banquet will be served (You have been warned.)

Stories from:

  • Charlotte Druckman is an editor at MEDIUM, the new publishing platform from the co-founders of Twitter. Previously, she was a journalist, whose food writing appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times T Magazine, and Bon Appétit. She is also the author of Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen published last year. She's the proud co-founder of Food52’s Tournament of Cookbooks, and lives in New York City.
  • Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of Direction. He has written for Harper’s, The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, n+1, McSweeney’s, BookForum, The Nation, Slate, and other publications. A 2007–2008 Fulbright fellowship brought him to Berlin, world capital of contemporary restlessness. For the moment he lives in Brooklyn.
  • Matt Gross, author of The Turk Who Loved Apples

An event organized by McNally Jackson Bookstore, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and Europa Editions.

About The Last Banquet: Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the delectable decadence of Versailles, The Last Banquet is the gripping story of one man’s search for the ultimate taste. A sumptuous and appealing novel about food and flavor, about the Age of Reason, about revolution, hunger, and obsession.

"Sensuous, intelligent...vividly entertaining. "—Kirkus Reviews

“A ripping yarn beautifully written." —Me and My Big Mouth

“Always compelling.” —Shelf Awareness

“Never dull…full of pleasures.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"French Gatsby territory! Opulent, sensuous, sumptuous.” —BBC

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