In Conversation: Lesley Blume in Conversation with Gay Talese, 8pm.

Join Lesley Blume and the inimitable Gay Talese for a discussion of Blume’s Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises, a vivid exploration of the stories behind Hemingway’s redefining work of modern literature against the backdrop of 1920s Paris and Spain. Blume and Talese discuss how Hemingway and his surrounding circle of friends, otherwise known as the Lost Generation, continue to influence how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess. 


Lesley M. M. Blume is an award-winning journalist, reporter and cultural historian. She contributes regularly to Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has appeared in many other publications, including VogueTown & Country and Departures.

Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written eleven books. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1956 to 1965, and since then he has written for the TimesEsquireThe New YorkerHarper's Magazine, and other national publications.