Brooklyn-born writer Pete Hamill drew from decades of living in New York and 50 years of writing about it to pen the novel Snow in August.
For a 2007 session of BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, Hamill read from the book and took questions from the audience. The conversation was moderated by former Paris Review editor and founder of A Public Space, Brigid Hughes.
Stream and download the talk here for free.
On Your Average Journalist: "He should be writing for the area code in which he lives."
On Young Journalists: "They're a lot smarter than they seem."
On Mexico's Influence on His Writing: "I always say that between the vowels of Mexico and the consonants of New York I might get a decent sentence out of myself."