The Making of a Writer

Bryan Washington, the author of Lot: Stories--one of President Obama’s Favorite Books of 2019--and Memorial--a New York Times Notable Book of 2020, a TIME Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020, Good Morning America’s November 2020 Book Club read, and nominee for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence--takes a seat at the table with Julie and Eve to discuss how the cookbooks, foreign films, and family storytellers of his youth helped form him as a writer.

Lot: Stories

NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2019 in the New York Times by Dwight Garner

A New York Times Notable Book of 2019

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Bryan Washington

Memorial, by Bryan Washington

Lot: Stories, by Bryan Washington

“Bayou Diaries,” by Bryan Washington

Obama’s Top Books of 2019

Good Morning (film), by Yasujiro Ozu

A Real Taste of Jamaica, by Enid Donaldson

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Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets to Sing About, by Patti LaBelle

55 Miles to the Gas Pump, by Annie Proulx

Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong

Everything Is Awful and You're a Terrible Person, by Daniel Zomparelli

Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

The Autograph Man, by Zadie Smith

The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa

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Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

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