- Enjoy a reading and conversation with Poet, Writer and Playwright Nick Flynn, moderated by The Washington Post book critic and editor Ron Charles.
Nick Flynn is the author of three memoirs, The Reenactments (Norton, 2013), The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (2010), and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004)—currently being published under the title Being Flynn—which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and has been translated into fifteen languages. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City has been made into a film, Being Flynn, starring Robert DeNiro as Flynn's father, Julianne Moore as his mother, and Paul Dano as Nick. He is also the author of three books of poetry, The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands (Graywolf, 2011), Some Ether (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber (Graywolf, 2002).
- Ron Charles is the editor of The Washington Post's book section and a weekly fiction critic. For several years, he also edited The Post's "Poet's Choice" column in Book World. His reviews have won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism and 1st place for Arts & Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. Washingtonian Magazine named him as one of the 40 people who shaped DC in 2010. Before coming to The Post, he was the Books editor at The Christian Science Monitor. He and his wife, an English teacher, live in Bethesda, Md.
This event is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post and is made possible by funding from National Capital Bank.
Metro: Eastern Market, walk 2 blocks east on Pennsylvania Ave