Bryan Washington was named one of the National Book Foundation’s five under thirty-five for his debut short story collection, Lot. Joining Jason Steger via live stream, he discusses how he crafted his new novel and its themes of sexuality and strained friendships.
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Bryan Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. He received the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for his first book, Lot. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Bon Appétit, and GQ, among other publications. His latest book, Family Meal, comes out October 2023.
Jason Steger is the books editor of The Age and The Sunday Age. He began his career in journalism as a sports reporter in 1980 before shifting into business and journalism. He joined the Sunday Age as business editor in 1990 before moving into arts and books journalism.