DMA Arts & Letters Live: Bryan Washington
As part of the DMA Arts & Letters Live series, author Bryan Washington will talk about his new book, Memorial, in this virtual event.
Memorial centers on Mike, a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant, and Benson, a Black day care teacher, who have begun to question their relationship. With humor and compassion, Washington creates a vibrant, moving portrait of two young men who are navigating issues of race, family, identity, and queerness while attempting to figure out their place in this world.
Washington is a rising literary star who was a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree, and a winner of numerous awards, including the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. His first book, the story collection Lot, landed on numerous best-of-the-year lists, including that of former President Obama, Time, NPR, Vanity Fair, and many more.
A recording of the event will be available through November 9.