Duration 60 Mins

Bryan Washington’s Family Meal is a tender story about three young queer men: Cam, TJ and Kai. Cam and TJ are childhood friends from Houston, Texas, who haven’t spoken in years. As Cam struggles to deal with the death of his boyfriend Kai, he reconnects with TJ and they find their way back to friendship, working together at TJ’s family bakery. When secrets and wounds become so insurmountable that they devour us from within, hope, sustenance and friendship can come from the most unlikely source. Spanning Los Angeles, Houston, and Osaka, Family Meal is a story about how the people who know us the longest can hurt us the most, but how they also set the standard for love. From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, this is an irresistible, intimate novel that negotiates themes of food, sex, love, addiction, and grief. Join Bryan in conversation with Michael Magee.

Author Biographies

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in, among other publications, the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, the BBC, Vulture and the Paris Review. He’s also a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 winner, the recipient of an Ernest J. Gaines Award, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize finalist, a National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalist, the recipient of an O. Henry Award and the winner of the 2020 International Dylan Thomas Prize.


Event Location

The Mick Lally Theatre

Druid Lane,

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