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Saturday, October 19 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
BBF Unbound: The Novelist’s Feast: Four Authors on Food in Fiction

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No matter what genre a novel falls under—be it a mystery starring a hard-boiled detective, a sweeping literary romance, or a comedy-horror about freshly-made zombies, the characters all have something in common—they have to eat! What a character eats (or doesn’t eat), when she eats, and why can reveal so much about her. The making and consuming of food can create setting, serve as a plot device, or act as a metaphor for deeper desires. Join this delicious discussion with novelists Jenna Blum (The Lost Family), Ramin Ganeshram (The General’s Cook), Crystal L. King (The Chef’s Secret), and Louise Miller (The Late Bloomers’ Club) and as they talk with our host, food writer Christina Koliander, about their approaches to using food in fiction.

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Christina Koliander

Christina Koliander has more than twenty years of experience as a cook and writer. She lives in Vermont and is working on a cookbook of healthy cooking for one that she hopes to finish in her lifetime.

Presenters
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Crystal L King

Crystal King is the author of The Chef's Secret and Feast of Sorrow, which was long-listed for the Center of Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her writing is fueled by a love of history and a passion for the food, language, and culture of Italy. She has taught classes in writing, creativity... Read More →
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Jenna Blum

Jenna Blum writes moving novels of heart and tragedy. She moved Oprah Winfrey enough to be included on the list of Oprah’s Top Thirty Authors. Her first novel, Those Who Save Us, chronicles Trudy Schlemmer’s journey to uncover the truth of her and her mother’s past in Germany... Read More →
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Louise Miller

Louise Miller is an author and pastry chef living in Boston. Her debut novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, was an American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next pick and on the 2017 shortlist for the best women’s fiction of the America Library Association’s Reading... Read More →
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Ramin Ganeshram

Ramin Ganeshram is a veteran, award-winning journalist and writer for the New York Times and Newsday. She is also a professionally trained chef, an author of cookbooks with numerous accolades, and a food columnist whose work has appeared in Saveur, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, National Geographic... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
BPL Orientation Room 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

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