About the Event:
Everyone's favorite literary trivia night returns as a special Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Modeled off of a certain popular game show, three teams of three contestants will test their knowledge of literature and pop culture for modest prizes and immodest glory. As for the audience, they'll receive wine and their own chance to win a prize or two. Featuring Brooklyn's own Jonathan Ames and a surprise guest author or two. Hosted by Ryan Chapman and sponsored by Atavist Books.
Jonathan Ames is the author of I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What’s Not to Love?; My Less Than Secret Life; Wake Up, Sir!; I Love You More Than You Know; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He’s the creator of the HBO® Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as “The Herring Wonder.”
Jennifer Gilmore is the author Golden Country, a 2006 New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, and Something Red, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. Her work has appeared in Allure, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, and The Washington Post. She lives in Brooklyn.