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Andrea Bajani and Sasha Frere-Jones at Politics and Prose Bookstore

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, June 10th at 6 PM EST for a conversation between Andrea Bajani and Sasha Frere-Jones, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore! They’ll discuss Bajani’s forthcoming novel, If You Kept a Record Of Sins,  out March 23rd, 2021.

This is a virtual event. A link to join hasn’t been created yet, but we’ll post it here when it is.

A sly, prismatic novel that Jhumpa Lahiri says “accumulates with the quiet urgency of a snowstorm,” Bajani’s If You Kept a Record of Sins, translated by Elizabeth Harris, records the indelible marks a mother leaves on her son after she abandons their home in Italy for a business she’s building in Romania.

Andrea Bajani is one of the most respected and award-winning novelists and poets of contemporary Italian literature. He is the author of four novels and two collections of poems. His novel, If You Kept a Record of Sins, has brought him a great deal of attention. In just a few months, the book won the Super Mondello Prize, the Brancati Prize, the Recanati Prize and the Lo Straniero Prize. His works have been translated into many languages. He now lives in Houston and teaches at Rice University.

Sasha Frere-Jones is a writer and musician from New York. He lives with his wife in the East Village.


June 10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Politics and Prose Bookstore
Washington, DC, United States